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

      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 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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I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation. Finally found one that that instructs on lettering, instead of the usual illustrations found here. Thank you !
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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.