Vintage Hand-Lettering: Styling Phrases for Timeless Appeal

Mary Kate McDevitt, Lettering and Illustration

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13 Lessons (1h 25m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:42
    • 2. Project Assignment

      4:33
    • 3. Consider Your Audience

      2:57
    • 4. Find Inspiration

      7:31
    • 5. Create a Mood Board

      4:58
    • 6. Study Your Reference Material

      11:10
    • 7. Brainstorm Copy

      8:09
    • 8. Sketching With Reference

      11:40
    • 9. Sketching From Memory

      7:59
    • 10. Sketching Thumbnails

      9:13
    • 11. Look at Your Sketches Critically

      7:45
    • 12. Conclusion

      6:20
    • 13. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

Join letterer and acclaimed Skillshare teacher Mary Kate McDevitt as she explores vintage inspirations in this 30-minute, project-based class. As you watch her step-by-step process for redesigning a vintage package, you'll learn the crucial skill of how to interpret reference material without copying, while also practicing and growing your own concepting, sketching, lettering, coloring, and layout skills.

Along the way, Mary Kate shares tactics for flourishes, tips for achieving a vintage look, and useful questions to guide your own packaging project. By the end, you'll have a beautiful, hand-lettered piece to transform a soap or chocolate label, embellish a brand identity, or share with a loved one.

More than 20,000 students have learned to hand-letter with Mary Kate's first two Skillshare classes: The First Step of Hand Lettering and The Final Steps of Hand Lettering. This new class is perfect for artists, illustrators, and everyone who wants to grow their lettering skills.