Lettering for Designers: One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time skillshare originals badge

Jessica Hische, Letterer and Illustrator

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14 Lessons (1h 41m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:31
    • 2. Research

      6:04
    • 3. What is Lettering?

      4:30
    • 4. Brainstorming

      6:12
    • 5. Upload, Share, and Critique

      2:04
    • 6. Sketching Tips

      13:33
    • 7. Initial Sketching

      4:57
    • 8. Choosing a Direction

      10:06
    • 9. Drop Cap #1

      16:59
    • 10. Drop Cap #2

      11:03
    • 11. Letterform Basics

      7:39
    • 12. Plotting Vector Points

      6:06
    • 13. Self-Critique

      9:31
    • 14. Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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Project Description

Create a drop cap letterform for your favorite book

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to create a drop cap letterform for your favorite book.Choose a book you love, then create a cover featuring a flourished letterform in the mood and spirit of your book. You can choose any single letter that's relevant, such as the author's last name or a major word in the title.

DELIVERABLE

Share a book cover featuring a drop cap letterform. A complete design will include:

  • A single flourished, lettered letter
  • The book's title
  • The book's author

Note: Share your full process in the project gallery, from inspiration and research to sketching and digital iteration. The more you post, the more feedback we can all share.

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