Why We Letter: Designing with Friends of Type

Jason Wong and Dennis Payongayong, Designers

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5 Videos (23m)
    • Trailer

      1:18
    • Introduction

      6:06
    • Mind Mapping and Creating Mood Boards

      4:58
    • Sketching and Digitizing

      7:07
    • Finalizing Your Post

      3:41

About This Class

Learn the step-by-step process that goes into creating a typographic composition from Jason and Dennis—two designers at Friends of Type, the beloved lettering and type sketchblog. It’s a fun, visual, 20-minute class showing off the record covers, skate stickers, layouts, and effects they love. With individual lessons on mind-mapping, mood boards, sketching letterforms, and digitizing your final piece, you'll learn everything you need to choose a favorite pop culture phrase and style it into a Friends of Type post.

Jason and Dennis will personally review the 10 most-liked class projects and feature 3 favorites on the blog.

40 of 53 students recommendSee All

Good, quick overview of a lettering exercise. Class assumes you have a handle of Creative Suite. May leave you wanting.
Marc Scaturro

Graphic Designer

amazing to see the process of two very talented designers. You can tell these guys truly have a love for type. The section on mind mapping and the creation of a mood board i found very helpful. Not so much of an instructional series but more of a "behind the scenes" collection of videos. Recommended for sure.
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Jason Wong and Dennis Payongayong are life long friends originally from California, now based in Brooklyn, New York. Together they form half of Friends of Type, the online sketchbook that records typographic and lettering posts between four friends.

Both began their design career at Landor in New York, working on everything from airline graphics to premium spirits.

Moving on from Landor, they worked for some of the most recognized branding and advertising agencies, designing identity systems and developing campaigns for a wide range of clients such as American Red Cross, Starbucks, New York City Dept. of Education, and Sprite. Individually, their work has received a number of awards and has been recognized by a variety of design publications.