Lettering for Designers: One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time

13 Videos (1h 40m)
  • Introduction

    • Trailer

      01:31

    • Research

      06:04

    • What is Lettering?

      04:30

  • Ideation

    • Brainstorming

      06:12

    • Upload, Share, and Critique

      02:04

  • Sketching

    • Sketching Tips

      13:33

    • Initial Sketching

      04:57

  • Designing Your Drop Cap

    • Choosing a Direction

      10:06

    • Drop Cap #1

      16:59

    • Drop Cap #2

      11:03

  • Finalizing Your Drop Cap

    • Letterform Basics

      07:39

    • Plotting Vector Points

      06:06

  • Self-Critique

    • Self-Critique

      09:31

Class Project: Create a drop cap letterform for your favorite book

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About This Class

I've been lettering for years, working on all sorts of projects from Wes Anderson movies to Dave Eggers book covers. For every lettering project, the basic unit is the same: a single letter. In this self-paced class, I'll teach you my process, starting with that crucial unit: a simple and beautiful single le... Read More

Published on Wed, Nov 6th 2013