Lettering Workshops & Classes Even if you have started to learn lettering online, participating in a physical lettering class or…
In 2015 when I undertook a 100 day project and created a new unique grid pattern every day for 100 consecutive days, I never thought that one year later (almost to the day) I'd be running a Kickstarter campaign to produce an initial 50 unit run of all 100 grids as 36 page sketchbooks.
I am writing this article with the intention of clarifying a few things about calligraphy, and to hopefully shed some light on misunderstandings about this beautiful art form. In my opinion, calligraphy suffers from an image problem. I find that people associate it with older people writing religious texts and with wedding invitations! But calligraphy is much more than that.
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This book makes the history of typography immensely accessible and interesting. It’s broken up into 22 chapters broken up by 11 “Fontbreaks”, detailing a whole heap of stories from how Comic Sans came about to the involvement between Mr Baskerville and Mrs Eaves to a list of “The Worst Fonts in the World” (Comic Sans isn’t one of them!) and more.
Carla Hackett and Barbara Enright have taken on the mission to teach this lost art to anyone willing to listen, seeing the massive comeback of hand-crafted, original designs that simply cannot be created by a machine.
Wayne Thompson type designer, letterer and founder of the Australian Type Foundry. He lives just north from Sydney in Newcastle. We drove up for a visit and checked out his neighbourhood, local beach and had a browse through his studio, all while he gave tons of great advice for aspiring letterers.