Style Your Letters Boldly: Hand-Addressed Envelopes Premium class

Erik Marinovich, Co-founder of Friends of Type

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15 Videos (1h 53m)
    • Trailer

      1:50
    • Seeking Inspiration

      3:54
    • Using References

      9:25
    • Materials

      7:31
    • Practicing Lettering Strokes

      3:58
    • Practicing Sans Serif

      11:45
    • Practicing Casual Script

      12:14
    • Laying Out a Composition

      10:58
    • Transferring the Composition

      4:59
    • Using a Broad Nib

      8:44
    • Using a Broad Nib (Part 2)

      8:17
    • Types of Shading

      3:37
    • Applying Shading and Touching Up

      8:55
    • Applying the Address

      11:14
    • Applying the Address (Part 2)

      5:58

About This Class

Learn the step-by-step process for crafting graphic, hand-lettered envelopes—based on Erik Marinovich's personal side project, Do Not Open—with this in-depth, 45-minute class from the co-founder of Friends of Type and Title Case. Research styles and inspiration, practice hand-drawing foundational strokes for every letter, sketch a friend’s address, and paint a final envelope using special effects like shadowing and outlining. It’s time to close your laptop and draw letters proficiently and with style.

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Amazing Class
This is definitely one of the best Skillshare classes I've done. Eric's explanations are very clear and easy to follow. The sound and definition are great. The presentation is pitch perfect. And although it's only an envelope there are lots of ways one could expand on this project

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Erik Marinovich

Co-founder of Friends of Type

Erik Marinovich is a letterist and designer based in San Francisco. He is a co-founder of Friends of Type and has worked for clients such as New York Times, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Metropolis magazine, GAP, Lincoln Motor Company, Nike; while also freelancing for various studios such as: Landor, Brand Union, Greatworks, Anomaly in New York. He was named Letter Cult’s Person of the Year 2011 and in 2012 co-founded Title Case, a lettering and design studio with fellow letterer Jessica Hische.