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Letterform Archive | Lettering Fundamentals

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Lettering Fundamentals
with Ying Chang

Type West Public Workshop
Online Workshop
Tue, Sep 8, – Thu, Sep 17, 2020
5:00pm–8:00pm PDT

Begin your lettering journey with letterer, designer, and art director, Ying Chang.

Lettering Fundamentals is a multiday online workshop that begins with an introduction to lettering basics and techniques, and then dives deeper into each foundational element.

Each participant will follow along with demos and exercises that are designed to help everyone gain an understanding of how to create endless possibilities by manipulating one factor at a time.

Each exercise will allow participants who are new to lettering to develop an understanding of the foundational skills to start their lettering journey, and experienced participants will learn how to push their boundaries in order to expand their lettering style.

This workshop will focus on drawing sans-serif and modern letters, and wrap up with a presentation on how to use these same principles to approach other styles, including script and blackletter lettering.

Required Materials
  • Pencils (conventional or mechanical)
  • Erasers
  • Ruler
  • Pad of layout bond or tracking paper (at least 9″×12″ is recommended)