The Golden Secrets of Hand-Lettering: Create the Perfect Postcard

Martina Flor, Letterer & Designer

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15 Lessons (1h 48m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:40
    • 2. Introduction

      4:42
    • 3. The Project

      6:36
    • 4. Looking for Inspiration

      7:11
    • 5. Training your 'Typographic Eye'

      8:25
    • 6. Letter Design Basics

      11:55
    • 7. The Role of Calligraphy in Letter Design

      6:49
    • 8. Rough Sketches

      5:28
    • 9. Refining your Sketch

      13:35
    • 10. From Analog to Digital

      1:30
    • 11. Vector Drawing Techniques for Letter Shapes I

      8:31
    • 12. Vector Drawing Techniques for Letter Shapes II

      9:59
    • 13. Printing and Correcting

      11:03
    • 14. Color and Texture

      9:23
    • 15. Conclusion

      1:22
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Project Description

Create a Hand-Lettered Postcard

ASSIGNMENT

When was the last time you got a real, analog postcard? Taking as a referent my side project Letter Collections you will design a lettering for a postcard to send away to friends, aquaintances or to that job you want to get so much. You'll think of a couple of words you want to hand letter, doing your first sketches by hand and working on improving your lettering until the final execution in digital vectors.

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DELIVERABLE

Upload your final hand-lettered postcard and the process to create it. A completed project may include:

  • inspirations
  • mood boards
  • hand-sketches
  • digital drawings
  • final image
  • notes on your process and inspiration

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RESOURCES

The more you see the more you train your 'typographic eye'!

- Check out my project Letter Collections
- Vernacular lettering index
- Chromeography

I look forward to see your projects!


FURTHER CREDITS

Music by Steve Combs



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