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Decorative Letterforms: Creating a Hand-Drawn Alphabet

Annica Lydenberg, Bad Ass Typographer

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10 Videos (46m)
    • Trailer

      1:07
    • Introduction

      3:09
    • Project Introduction

      2:11
    • Sketching Concepts

      3:36
    • Adapting Icy Caps

      3:04
    • Adapting Sweaty Font

      6:03
    • Tracing, Scanning, and Digitizing

      7:06
    • Working with Icy Caps

      6:50
    • Working with Sweaty Letters

      5:14
    • Working with Vintage Letters

      7:47

About This Class

Learn to create a decorative, hand-lettered alphabet by exploring the basic forms, shapes and rules of a letterform. You will follow along with lettering artist Annica Lyndenberg's lettering process, examining letterforms and their foundational basics while using that to inform your own unique alphabet. You will create a decorative alphabet poster, weaving a theme into your letterforms by applying flourishes and style to your work. Let's get lettering!

75 of 75 students recommendSee All

Annica Lydenberg is an awesome teacher . And she is also an awesome artist . That is a lethal combination . Take your lettering to the pro level with this class .
Simple, fun, and to the point. However, I wish the class went more in depth on how to clean up the scanned images and how to lay out each letter once they are scanned if you want an authentic pencil look.
I loved this class! It was very easy to learn so much from you. I hope you do more classes soon! <3

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Annica Lydenberg

Bad Ass Typographer

Dirty Bandits is a small, San Francisco and Brooklyn-based design firm specializing it typography, lettering and illustration run by Annica Lydenberg. Work done by Dirty Bandits is fueled by Annica's deep obsession with type. Annica is a designer, illustrator, typographer and artist.

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