Style Your Letters Boldly: Hand-Addressed Envelopes

Erik Marinovich, Co-founder of Friends of Type

15 Videos (1h 53m)
  • Style Your Letters Boldly

    • Trailer

      01:50
    • Seeking Inspiration

      03:54
    • Using References

      09:25
    • Materials

      07:31
    • Practicing Lettering Strokes

      03:58
    • Practicing Sans Serif

      11:45
    • Practicing Casual Script

      12:14
    • Laying Out a Composition

      10:58
    • Transferring the Composition

      04:59
    • Using a Broad Nib

      08:44
    • Using a Broad Nib (Part 2)

      08:17
    • Types of Shading

      03:37
    • Applying Shading and Touching Up

      08:55
    • Applying the Address

      11:14
    • Applying the Address (Part 2)

      05:58

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 u... Read More

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... Read More