Preparing for Letterpress: Design a Hand-Lettered Invitation

Teela Cunningham, Bloggin' design on every-tuesday.com

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9 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:26
    • 2. Establishing Look + Feel with Research

      2:44
    • 3. Invitation Content Hierarchy

      2:32
    • 4. Sketching Based on Research

      6:58
    • 5. Setting up a Letterpress File

      1:51
    • 6. Vectorizing Hand Lettering

      19:06
    • 7. Choosing Spot Colors

      10:20
    • 8. Final File Prep/Saving for Letterpress

      3:25
    • 9. Conclusion

      0:37

Project Description

Create a Ready-For-Print Hand Lettered Letterpress Invitation

ASSIGNMENT

Create a hand lettered invitation for an upcoming event (I've chosen my wedding)! This assignment will help you to make design decisions based on the class videos: setting up your file, pairing lettering styles, color and utilizing general layout principles.


DELIVERABLE

Upload your print-ready hand lettered invitation for everyone to see! This will include:

  • your heirarchy of content for your invitation
  • any research that inspired your type or layout choices
  • your full invitation layout
  • the spot color(s) listed

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