I always think of this poem (“Autumn Day” or “Herbsttag” in the original German) when the weather turns to fall, and particularly this translation of it. Rilke’s original version here.
Hand-lettering isn’t yet my strongest skill, but I have always loved playing around with letter-forms. Credit to master letterer Dustin Harbin for suggesting favorite poems as good material for lettering practice.
This lettering style has grown out of a swishy style I used for a particular character’s dialogue in the short comic that will appear in the new print edition of Bite Me!. So if I ever make a functional font of it, it will be called Audric in tribute.