Drawing Type: An Introduction to Illustrating Letterforms by Alex Fowkes

By Alex Fowkes

Half proposal and half workbook, the photographs of hand-drawn sort will encourage and excite any dressmaker to attract and discover style. Drawing Type gains real-world tasks and sketchbooks of famous sort designers, together with interviews approximately their processes.

Playful, hand-drawn style can simply be utilized in a number of disciplines inside layout and representation reminiscent of packaging, editorial, posters, ads, on-line portraits, and signage, and the hand-made aesthetic is extra commonplace now than ever.

Alex Fowkes might help you to create customized lettering that consumers look for their initiatives. Alex walks you thru the stairs to drawing serifs, san serifs, scripts, and so on. With abundant house at the pages for designers to imitate and draw their very own typefaces, this ebook is ideal for studying at domestic or in a school room so you might seek advice from many times!

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I sketch everything out roughly on paper to begin with so I’ve got the basic structure with all the major words in there. Then, I’ll scan that, and using a font on my computer— usually Helvetica—I’ll place all the words where they are going to go to make sure it’s a good composition and everything flows and is readable. Then, I’ll print that out and use it as a template, drawing the type by hand. HAND-RENDERED WORK IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE POPULAR. WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS? I think it’s an inevitable reaction to the digital age, and it’s just the same with illustration versus vectors, etc.

SHE WORKS BOTH TRADITIONALLY WITH PEN, PAPER, AND INK, AS WELL AS DIGITALLY TO CREATE HER ILLUSTRATIONS AND HAND LETTERING. RIGHT: THE BEST SALAD DRESSING 28 | DRAWING TYPE THE BEST SALAD DRESSING Working with photography and hand lettering was a new experience for me with this piece, so my method may seem a little confused. First, I set up the photograph, which involved a lot of mess, balsamic vinegar, and trial and error! Then, after settling on a photograph I was happy with, I printed it and worked up the hand lettering on a piece of tracing paper.

ABOVE: SKETCHBOOK LETTERING 30 | DRAWING TYPE Working with gold leaf is a fun and challenging process that takes lots of repetition and practice to master. Reverse glass gilding requires planning out each step of the process before you start gilding. One of the things I really enjoy about doing reverse glass is that you don’t really get to see how it looks before it’s finished. Seeing the amazing results is a major motivation to keep practicing and improving. NL STUDIO AIRPORT IS VINCENT DE BOER, MAURITS WOUTERS, AND BRAM BROERSE.

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