Understanding Script Lettering

Understanding Script Lettering
with Victoria Rushton

Offered by Type@Cooper West
Workshop at Letterform Archive
Sat–Sun, Mar 11–12, 2017
10:00am–5:00pm PDT

In this workshop, we’ll each bring in photographs of script lettering — or pick one from a selection of the Letterform Archive’s collection — and learn how to draw in that style while making it our own. We’ll learn to extrapolate how other letters would behave in that style, discuss overall guidelines for drawing scripts as well as style-specific rules, learn to thumbnail and make balanced compositions, and finally have the option to finalize our sketches on paper or go digital and brush up on best vector drawing practices. Design experience is helpful but not necessary. Drawing scripts from scratch can be daunting, but using references as a jumping off point for original work is fun and satisfying practice.

A workshop offered by Type@Cooper West, a collaboration between Letterform Archive and Cooper Union, and held in the Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive.

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About Victoria Rushton

After graduating from RISD with an degree in illustration, Victoria was trained to design typefaces by the great people at Font Bureau. Now she runs a type foundry with TypeNetwork, where she releases her own original typefaces. She also does custom fonts for clients, and lettering for everyone, whether they want it or not.