The Key To Calligraphy Grids & Guidelines

Myriam Frisano, halfapx | Calligrapher & Frontend Dev

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10 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:44
    • 2. The Basics of Calligraphy Guidelines

      1:50
    • 3. How to use the Lines

      1:28
    • 4. When to use what Guide

      1:08
    • 5. Manual Tools pt. 1: Rulers

      1:00
    • 6. Manual Tools pt. 2: Pencils

      0:50
    • 7. Manual Tools pt. 3: Erasers

      0:56
    • 8. Manual Construction

      1:46
    • 9. Digital Guidelines in Illustrator

      3:54
    • 10. Outro

      0:11

About This Class

Grids. Guidelines. They are one of the main cornerstones of Calligraphy and yet, especially in modern Calligraphy they often end up being tossed aside and ignored. In this class, my mission is to take away the fears of Calligraphy grids and teach you how to tackle them.

I’ll guide you through different tools and methods to draw the perfect grid by hand, and teach you the quickest and most effective way to grids drawn digitally using Illustrator.

The Written Tutorial for the Illustrator grid: Blogpost Version