Logo Design: New Ways to Create Custom Vintage Type

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Design a logo with custom type and a heritage aesthetic

About the Class

Make the old feel new again.

It may be the golden age of tech, but everyone loves vintage. In this bite-sized class, designer Simon Walker shows how to create a vintage-style logo using custom type and digital texturing—all in under 90 minutes. Turn sketches into clean vector art, organize type layers, balance your logos, and capture that heritage feel. The class is down to earth, breaks the rules, and is the perfect nod to the past in our present.

Watch 9 video lessons.

  1. Introduction            (2 minutes)
  2. Sketching               (5 minutes)
  3. Vectoring Basics    (10 minutes)
  4. Vectoring Type       (12 minutes)
  5. The Letter "S"        (8 minutes)
  6. Layouts                  (10 minutes)
  7. Vector Textures     (11 minutes)
  8. Raster Textures     (10 minutes)
  9. Addendum             (11 minutes)

Learn by doing.

Using custom type and digital texturing techniques, create a vintage-style logo for a business—the perfect springboard for your own projects, an entrepreneurial friend, or your design portfolio.

More Information

For this class you'll need access to Adobe Illustrator. Download a free trial at Adobe.com

Level: Intermediate

School: Design

Related Subjects: Branding, Logo Design, Typography, Hand Lettering

At a Glance

  • 9 Video Lessons (1h 19m)
  • 2.8K Students
  • 92% Positive Reviews (61)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Simon Walker

Simon Walker

Graphic Designer

Simon Walker is a designer based in Austin, Texas. You can find him online on Twitter, Dribbble, and Flickr.

92% Positive Reviews

Kathy Cruver

Kathy Cruver

I loved this class, used it to create my personal logo. Very helpful!

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