Old School New School: Script Lettering and Custom Word Design
If you have quietly envied other people's hand-drawn script and wondered why it looks amazing, this intensive two-day workshop will show you all the secrets.
Day one will provide students with an overview of historical examples of script lettering, from the 1500s through to the 1970s, covering the golden age of lettering in the 1950s. A comprehensive letterform construction analysis of drawn script will be provided, breaking down spacing, shapes, and essential form and strokes of the lettering process. Students will then put this to practice when they create their first piece of lettering.
On day two, students will draw from comprehensive visual presentation and handouts, along with historic scripts from the Old School New School library of historical letterforms to help develop alternative lettering. These models include 20th Century Advertising Spencerian, Italian Spencerian, 17th Century Ornamental Penmanship, and 19th Century American Penmanship, as well as the lettering from the legendary 1970s New York Design Studio of Luballin Byrnes.
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