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Hand-Lettering for Beginners (DVD)

Create your own hand-lettered designs with simple materials.

What You Get

  • DVD with 6 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a supply list and reference images
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning

Class Overview

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to pen the gorgeous hand-lettering that you see in logos, cards and even T-shirts! Designer Adam Vicarel uses a step-by-step approach to teach you how to create your own stunning designs using simple materials that you probably already have at home.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Starting a Project
Meet Adam and start by reviewing the key terms you'll be using throughout class to increase your understanding of hand-lettering as a practice. After that, Adam leads you through some warm-up exercises.
2. Tracing & Transferring
3. Inking & Variations
4. Working With Multiple Words
5. Multiple Typographic Styles
6. Finishing & Surface Options

Recommended with this product

  • Paper: Copier paper, scrap paper, tracing paper, Bristol board
  • Colored markers and permanent markers
  • Pencils

Taught by

Adam Vicarel
Adam Vicarel
Denver-based designer Adam Vicarel fuses classic design principles with fine art techniques, bringing a unique aesthetic through the use of lettering, typography and illustration. He is a regular adventure seeker, and his work is often a clear derivative of his passion for new cultures and experiences. Adam has a BFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Dayton.