We offer a range of learning options, from one day Masterclasses focused on handlettering skills to year long design programs.
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By John R Biggs
A beautiful film about Inge Druckey, teaching us how to see like an artist through learning to draw from observation.
Further reading here.
by John R Biggs. 1977
Erik van Blokland, type designer and letterer. Great blog and resource of essays on typography.
by Joseph Alessio
by Gestalten TV
Expert lettering advice from Ken Barber of House Industries, how lettering and drawing make you become a better designer because through observing and analysing space, multiple elements and details.
Don't be deterred by the fact that this was produced in 1980! It provides excellent and fascinating film footage of Copperplate scribing in action, as well as the historical context of the era in which Copperplate calligraphy was born !
Essay by Willi Kunz, typographer born in Switzerland in 1943, whose practice breaks free from the formal characteristics of Swiss modernism and rather to "creative experimentation".
US Archives circa 1914 of Penmanship including full alphabets of Blackletter, Copperplate, Spencarian and many more.
by Michael Beirut
Contemporary lettering artist and former student of the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
Letman website here
A wizard of the hand drawn logotype. This book showcases his wisdom and skills through his thorough process of concept sketches and development.
This excellent New publication expains succinctly how Typography can optimize your writing. Typography can create a better first impression. Typography can reinforce your key points. Typography can extend reader attention. When you ignore typography, you’re ignoring an opportunity to improve the effectiveness of your writing.
And isn’t that why you write? To have an effect on readers? To move them, to persuade them, to spur them to action?
This process described teach you the essentials of consistency, kerning, contrast, and weight. It provides the fundamental skills to train your eyes to notice the subtleties and basics of typography, so that every word, every alphabet and every piece of lettering that you do is elegant, clean and graceful.
by Milton Glaser