Everyday Type: Creating Letters with Everyday Objects

Jason Jay (JSNJAY), Designer / Art Director

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9 Videos (53m)
    • Welcome - Introduction

    • Class Breakdown

    • Brainstorming

    • Gathering

    • Hands on Type

    • Font Remixing

    • Stencil Remixing

    • Refining & Designing

    • Summary - Thank you


About This Class

Jason Jay (JSNJAY), A Toronto based Designer / Art Director teaches you how to create letters out of 'Everyday Objects.' His belief is that you can find inspiration in anything and that you can use the objects around you as tools for communication.

In this class you will create a Typographic Poster using Experimental-Remixed Letters made from ‘Everyday Objects.’

The goal is to look at ‘Everyday Objects’ as a source of inspiration for generating typography. Through a creative process students will apply, synthesize and evaluate the construction of letters; these letters will be used as metaphors that convey bigger concepts/ideas.

This class also focuses on this idea of playing in design, to put your personal voice back into your work, making every visual you create, an authentic one.

Through the units EXPLORE, PLAY, REMIX and REFINE students will:

  • Develop a “mindset” that fosters inspiration and creativity
  • Learn different methods of Brainstorming
  • Integrate their personal voice when constructing letterforms.
  • Use Remixing to enhance hand made letters
  • Construct a Typographic Poster using Remixed Letters.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in design, typography and making amazing visuals. Let's get ready to PLAY!


90 of 91 students recommendSee All

This class/demo was AWESOME. I haven't had the time to do a project yet but his process was great and I appreciated the encouragement to stretch myself creatively.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Great start, can't wait to see more





Jason Jay (JSNJAY)

Designer / Art Director

My name is Jason Jay (JSNJAY). I am a designer/art director from Toronto.

Graduate of the York University / Sheridan College Joint Program in Design. I received my Bachelor of Design Honours Degree (B.Des 2010) since then I have been working in the professional industry for over 5 years.

Having a diverse portfolio, in print, interactive, and motion design. My goal is to Design visually unique Brand Experiences and Strategically powerful Creative Solutions.

By taking my class "Everyday Type" I will teach you how to make letters out of any physical object. Finding inspiration in anything. Inspiriation is Everywhere.