The art of typeface design and hand-calligraphy is something we see and take for granted everyday...
In fact, Steve Jobs himself mentioned that if he didn't take the calligraphy/typeface class after dropping out of Reed College; Apple, the Mac, and personal computers (in general) wouldn't be what they are today.
...One incredible typeface designer of our time comes to mind, UK designer Seb Lester.
Check out his work below:
He has created typefaces and type illustrations for some of the world's biggest companies, publications and events, including the likes of Apple, Nike, Intel, The New York Times, The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and JD Salinger's final reissue of The Catcher in the Rye. He's been interviewed by the BBC and The Independent Newspaper about fonts on movie posters and album covers respectively. His work has also been featured in The Guardian, The Times, Creative Review, Grafik, HOW Design, and numerous other publications worldwide. He is passionate about letterforms.
:: see more examples of his work at the link below ::