Logo Design: New Ways to Create Custom Vintage Type

Simon Walker, Graphic Designer

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10 Videos (1h 21m)
    • Trailer

      1:47
    • Introduction

      1:47
    • Sketching

      5:17
    • Vectoring Basics

      10:00
    • Vectoring Your Type

      12:11
    • The Letter S

      8:14
    • Layouts

      9:50
    • Vector Textures

      11:02
    • Raster Textures

      9:56
    • Addendum

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      10:59

About This Class

Make the old feel new again.

It may be the golden age of tech, but everyone loves vintage. In this bite-sized class, designer Simon Walker shows how to create a vintage-style logo using custom type and digital texturing—all in under 90 minutes. Turn sketches into clean vector art, organize type layers, balance your logos, and capture that heritage feel. The class is down to earth, breaks the rules, and is the perfect nod to the past in our present.

Watch 9 video lessons.

  1. Introduction            (2 minutes)
  2. Sketching               (5 minutes)
  3. Vectoring Basics    (10 minutes)
  4. Vectoring Type       (12 minutes)
  5. The Letter "S"        (8 minutes)
  6. Layouts                  (10 minutes)
  7. Vector Textures     (11 minutes)
  8. Raster Textures     (10 minutes)
  9. Addendum             (11 minutes)

Learn by doing.

Using custom type and digital texturing techniques, create a vintage-style logo for a business—the perfect springboard for your own projects, an entrepreneurial friend, or your design portfolio.

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Simon is an incredibly talented designer and type designer. Have been following his work for quite some time, so enjoyed viewing this class and learning how he creates type. Great explanations, easy to follow along.
Dear Simon, I am so grateful that you made this skillshare lesson. I have already attended some classes on hand lettering and absorb so many materials regarding lettering in order to develop my skills. However, your tip with working on single strong width is the best method I ever came across. Thank you so much for sharing this knowledge. I also appreciate your showing us your "ECHO" logotype and explaining how you struggled in your first run to develop typographic logos. This is very motivating and I think recreating fonts you like, copying them and developing new shapes is a great and inspiring way to develop oneself in this area. To cut a long story short, thank you soon much for this informative video session. All the best, Sandra
Sandra Brezina-Krivda

Graphic designer, lover of creative letters

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Simon Walker

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Simon Walker is a designer based in Austin, Texas. You can find him online on Twitter, and Dribbble.

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