Expressive Hand Lettering: Finding Inspiration in Daily Conversations

Mete Erdogan, Designer and Art Director

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8 Lessons (1h 16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Project

    • 3. Finding inspiration

    • 4. Creating your first piece

    • 5. Creating your second piece

    • 6. Creating your third piece

    • 7. How to bring your selected piece into Photoshop

    • 8. Final thoughts


About This Class

Learn how designer and illustrator Mete Erdogan brings emotion and imagination to his illustrative type pieces. In this 50 minute class, Mete will guide you through the process of transforming an overheard phrase into an expressive piece of hand lettering. This is the process behind Instagram’s Eavesdropper and the book it inspired, ‘Eavesdropper: Overheard on the Streets’. His pieces have inspired thousands with their humor, insight and honesty.

The class will also cover how to find inspiration, illustrative techniques to express emotion as well as digitally transforming the sketch into a final piece. This class is great for doodlers, beginners and professionals alike. The aim of this class is to show the importance of expression in illustrative type. This is a great exercise you can do from anywhere, whether you’re at your desk or on the go. The techniques you acquire here can be applied to your professional work.