I was told about the Design Sponge blog and a post it had with designer/artist Luca Barcellona hand writing letters for the "Legacy of Letters" Italian tour. This guy does an awesome job of creating his forms. It takes him five minutes to do what would take me a whole day. Now, that's talent.
To check out the video, go to http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/10/talk-about-gorgeous-letters-luca-barcellona-video.html.