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Creative Hand Lettering: Design Exercises with Image and Letters

Erik Marinovich, Co-founder of Friends of Type

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12 Videos (1h 15m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Overview

    • Mind Mapping Exercise

    • Taking Photos

    • Editing Image 1

    • Editing Image 2 + 3

    • Materials

    • Lettering Exercise

    • Finalizing Album 1

    • Finalizing Album 2 + 3

    • Conclusion

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About This Class

Looking to push your hand lettering to new heights? Join acclaimed letterer and designer Erik Marinovich for a fun, immersive project that will jumpstart your creativity today!

Inspired by one of his favorite personal projects, Erik shares his step-by-step process for combining hand lettering and iPhone photos to create album artwork. From an outdoor photo excursion to experimenting with every tool you own to create unique lettering, you’ll immerse yourself in music to create one-of-a-kind artwork that’s totally your own. You’ll learn how to:

  • Use mind mapping to push your creativity
  • Take unexpected photos in your neighborhood
  • Create expressive lettering with tools you already own
  • Edit your images to create a final piece

All are invited to join this class and flex their creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned letterer or are new to hand-lettering, this class will push you to see creative opportunity all around you, allowing you to break out of the mold and start producing work unlike anything you’ve created before.  




41 of 41 students recommendSee All

So inspiring!
Erika Valdes

Graphic Designer | Artist

Get enolved!. This class is tons of fun. Love the mix of analog and digital process.
Chay Reece

Every day's a school day

Love this class! I really like the way instructor explains things clearly and it's cool to see the creative process from beginning to end.
Shin M.Ko

Design and Fashion Lover





Erik Marinovich

Co-founder of Friends of Type

Erik Marinovich is a San Francisco based lettering artist and designer, and is a co-founder of Friends of Type. Since 2009 he has drawn letters, logos and type for nice folks like: Nike, Target, Google, Hilton, Facebook, Sonos, Sharpie, The Criterion Collection, Air Canada, Gap, Ford Motor Company. In 2012 he co-founded Title Case, a creative work space that conducts workshops and lectures. Between client work, teaching and side-projects, you’ll f...

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