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The Lettering Workshops : 30 Exercises for Improving Your Hand Lettering Skills
by Francis Chouquet




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In The Lettering Workshops, you'll learn all about the art and practice of drawing letters using hands-on techniques in five workshops across 30 lessons! Whether you're a beginner or a professional graphic designer, you'll quickly learn how to develop and advance your lettering skills.

In this richly illustrated book of lessons and exercises, you'll find:

  • 5 Workshops to learn the art of drawing letters—from an introduction to brush lettering and lettering script to the decoration of letters; from the secrets of good composition to the process of digitization and vectorization of your type
  • 30 Exercises that gradually develop from beginner through intermediate and advanced difficulty
  • 16 Studies of works to understand what makes good lettering
  • 52 Inspirational contributions in featured galleries from international brands
  • 160 Pages for all skill levels
  • 26 Letters to learn and explore!

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    What Is Lettering? Why This Book? First Lesson Lettering, Calligraphy, or Typography? Basics and Technical Vocabulary

    WORKSHOP 1: DISCOVERING BRUSH LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Find the Right Position Exercise 2: Set Up a Grid Exercise 3: Execute the First Movements Exercise 4: Place Letters Exercsise 5: Join the Letters Exercise 6: Retracing Your Tracks Work Studies Gallery

    WORKSHOP 2: INITIATING SCRIPT LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Discover the Skeleton Technique Exercise 2: Trace an Alphabet Exercise 3: Draw a Full Word Exercise 4: Execute a Classic Script Letter Exercise 5: Out of Your Comfort Zone Work Studies Gallery

    WORKSHOP 3: USING TYPOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERS

    Exercise 1: Decorate a Letter Exercise 2: A Complete Word Exercise Exercise 3: Go Further with a Vintage Style Exercise 4: Discover the Interlock Exercise 5: Work the Interlock Exercise 6: Realize Complete Lettering in Interlock Work Studies Gallery

    WORKSHOP 4: THE SECRETS OF A GOOD COMPOSITION

    Exercise 1: Thinking in Block Exercise 2: Execute the First Sketches Exercise 3: Choose the Word Styles Exercise 4: Tracing the Skeleton Exercise 5: Develop and Finalize Your Track Work Studies Gallery

    WORKSHOP 5: SCANNING AND VECTORIZATION

    Exercise 1: Scan and Prepare Your Lettering Exercise 2: First Steps to Vectorization Exercise 3: Testing the Summit Theory Exercise 4: Vectorize the Entire Set of Letters Exercise 5: Critiquing Vectorized Letters Exercise 6: Prepare Lettering without Vectorization Exercise 7: Isolate Lettering Exercise 8: Apply Texture Exercise 9: Finalizing the Composition Gallery The Artists in This Book Resources

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    Overview

    In The Lettering Workshops, you'll learn all about the art and practice of drawing letters using hands-on techniques in five workshops across 30 lessons! Whether you're a beginner or a professional graphic designer, you'll quickly learn how to develop and advance your lettering skills.

    In this richly illustrated book of lessons and exercises, you'll find:

  • 5 Workshops to learn the art of drawing letters—from an introduction to brush lettering and lettering script to the decoration of letters; from the secrets of good composition to the process of digitization and vectorization of your type
  • 30 Exercises that gradually develop from beginner through intermediate and advanced difficulty
  • 16 Studies of works to understand what makes good lettering
  • 52 Inspirational contributions in featured galleries from international brands
  • 160 Pages for all skill levels
  • 26 Letters to learn and explore!

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    What Is Lettering? Why This Book? First Lesson Lettering, Calligraphy, or Typography? Basics and Technical Vocabulary

    WORKSHOP 1: DISCOVERING BRUSH LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Find the Right Position Exercise 2: Set Up a Grid Exercise 3: Execute the First Movements Exercise 4: Place Letters Exercsise 5: Join the Letters Exercise 6: Retracing Your Tracks Work Studies Gallery

    WORKSHOP 2: INITIATING SCRIPT LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Discover the Skeleton Technique Exercise 2: Trace an Alphabet Exercise 3: Draw a Full Word Exercise 4: Execute a Classic Script Letter Exercise 5: Out of Your Comfort Zone Work Studies Gallery

    WORKSHOP 3: USING TYPOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERS

    Exercise 1: Decorate a Letter Exercise 2: A Complete Word Exercise Exercise 3: Go Further with a Vintage Style Exercise 4: Discover the Interlock Exercise 5: Work the Interlock Exercise 6: Realize Complete Lettering in Interlock Work Studies Gallery

    WORKSHOP 4: THE SECRETS OF A GOOD COMPOSITION

    Exercise 1: Thinking in Block Exercise 2: Execute the First Sketches Exercise 3: Choose the Word Styles Exercise 4: Tracing the Skeleton Exercise 5: Develop and Finalize Your Track Work Studies Gallery

    WORKSHOP 5: SCANNING AND VECTORIZATION

    Exercise 1: Scan and Prepare Your Lettering Exercise 2: First Steps to Vectorization Exercise 3: Testing the Summit Theory Exercise 4: Vectorize the Entire Set of Letters Exercise 5: Critiquing Vectorized Letters Exercise 6: Prepare Lettering without Vectorization Exercise 7: Isolate Lettering Exercise 8: Apply Texture Exercise 9: Finalizing the Composition Gallery The Artists in This Book Resources


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    • ISBN: 9781681984469
    • Publisher: Rocky Nook
    • Date: Nov 2018
     

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