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Introduction to Hand-drawn Type

Introduction to Hand-drawn Type



Hand drawn type is a key part of current illustration and graphic design as well as having a rich history in visual arts. It is a great addition to any creative’s repertoire.


Detailed Description

On this course you will use a variety of methods and materials to drawn and create letter forms by hand. During the course you will explore different methods of using hand-drawn lettering as a means of visual communication. We will also use hand rendered typography to create imagery and explore the work of practitioners of hand-drawn lettering both past and present.

Course structure:

  • An overview of contemporary and past hand drawn type practitioners. Different approaches of drawing letters by hand.
  • Creating hand drawn type which communicates specific concepts or ideas. Putting together hand drawn words to create an illustration.
  • Scanning and digital translation of type illustration. Manipulation of the digital file in Photoshop and Ilustrator.

By the end of the course, students will be able to;

  • Have an overview of contemporary and past hand drawn type practitioners
  • Draw letters by hand using different approaches and materials.
  • Create hand-drawn type which communicates specific concepts or ideas
  • Put together hand-drawn words to create an illustration
  • Work in the handcrafted type digitally

This advanced course is suitable for illustrators and designers who want to improve their hand lettering skills.

Dates: 11.10.17 - 08.11.17
Day: Wednesday, 17.30 - 20.30
Duration: One day a week for 5 weeks