Working on Lettering Hub I conducted various interviews, attended various talks and workshops, and read a bunch of lettering books, all contributing to a list of ‘to do’ items for anyone who wants to learn the art of lettering and become great at it. So here goes! 1) Learn the Basics Start by learning the basics of old-school calligraphy techniques and type design. Even if you don't want to become a calligrapher or design typefaces, you have to know the rules to be able to break them. And the more you know about those rules, the easier you'll be [...]
Dominique Falla is author, speaker and tactile typographer. She has worked with clients like Google, Penguin Books, Wired Magazine and more! In this interview she shares her latest projects, insight into her process and what's on the horizon for the rest of the year.
Maria originally comes from Barcelona, where she studied design and typography. Today she is a graphic and textile print designer, letterer and illustrator based in Melbourne, and I am pleased to say that she is the first contributor to Lettering Hub! Read on for a big bunch of helpful tips and resources from her.
Today I'm introducing you to The Letterettes - the latest girlband in Melbourne-town to watch out for! They are shedding some more light as to who they are, what they do and what they're currently working on.
This March, San Francisco and Brooklyn based lettering artist, sign painter and lover of puns, Annica Lydenberg (aka Dirty Bandits) will be hosting a weekend of type workshops exclusively with Work-Shop Melbourne.
This book makes the history of typography immensely accessible and interesting. It’s broken up into 22 chapters broken up by 11 “Fontbreaks”, detailing a whole heap of stories from how Comic Sans came about to the involvement between Mr Baskerville and Mrs Eaves to a list of “The Worst Fonts in the World” (Comic Sans isn’t one of them!) and more.
Carla Hackett and Barbara Enright have taken on the mission to teach this lost art to anyone willing to listen, seeing the massive comeback of hand-crafted, original designs that simply cannot be created by a machine.
This November, Better Letters is bringing its renowned sign painter Mike Meyer to Work-Shop Sydney and Melbourne for a series of workshops and talks. Meyer is best known for his appearance in the feature film, Sign Painters. He has travelled the world...
On recent travels through Europe we collected a selection of lettering pieces we spotted on boats, cars, restaurants, hotels and more. Enjoy!
Matt Vergotis is a letterer and type designer based on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia. In his work he specialises in logo, brand and identity design - outside of work he is passionate about surfing. Matt shows that being left-handed isn't a problem if you want to produce great lettering.
Wayne Thompson type designer, letterer and founder of the Australian Type Foundry. He lives just north from Sydney in Newcastle. We drove up for a visit and checked out his neighbourhood, local beach and had a browse through his studio, all while he gave tons of great advice for aspiring letterers.
Jasmine is a letterer, graphic designer and fashion blogger based in Brisbane, Australia. We've hit her up for a short email interview and asked about her projects, process, inspiration and more lettering advice. Enjoy!
We'll show you how to design a lettered logo from sketch to vector by guiding you through the process of designing the Lettering Hub logo, along with telling the story of how this website was born.