To be clear, this is the one that jump-started me into the world of lettering. A bit on the pricey side, but clearly the industry standard at the moment, since Sean is likely the most well-known on hand-letterers at the moment. Followed quickly by the ridiculous dude who made this video, Seb Lester.
Wait a second, did I say the last guy helped jumpstart my hand-lettering work? I meant Nicolas Fredrickson who started the #omatype hashtag on Instagram and threw up some of the most bad-ass logos and hand-lettered designs. He’s since told me that I should check out the people he’s following on Instagram and follow them too, and I did just that. I followed every last one of them, so many of whom have incredible work in the same vein as Nicolas. Check out this course through Skillshare and you’re going to get to the next level in your lettering skills.
A prolific hand-letterer out of Brooklyn, New York shares her space and her skillz. This two hour course culminates with a class project of hand-lettering your favorite phrase.
My crash course to hand-lettering is on the shorter side of these courses, but you can find several mini-lessons throughout and I share with you some methods for longer practice that can inform and sustain you through the beginning of your lettering process.
I just recently shared a lettering process video and you can find it here:
These quick and dirty tips on how to really do the work of lettering in the industry can help inform and round out your craft from a guy who gets paid to do it every day and has great taste. Don’t miss out on his quick and very hearty tips. I mean go look at them now, and you can get actionable, intelligent, tasteful ideas pretty quickly.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more basic right away start with Marzipan’s Intro, and follow it up with some of her other video’s. She’s putting out alot of stuff so you can follow along.
The Better lettering course by Made Vibrant has lessons on how to convert a drawing into Photoshop/Illustrator and other down to earth tips that may be right for you.
The for this course is that “you will be given the opportunity to communicate your love of hand-lettering through the process of self-discovery and experimentation as you explore your typographic voice and creative style.” At $100 I haven’t tried this one yet, but have spent more than that on a couple courses so perhaps I will soon.
Touting that ‘there’s no right or wrong way’ to do this stuff, AGS gets into a very well done design starting from sketch, to refinement to digitization with high panash. A full process and explanation, light on the ‘course’ aspect.
Are you wanting to get into scripts? Take your skills to the next level with this Skillshare by Neil Tasker.