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What it is and how it differs
from caligraphy or typography
Lettering “is the art of drawing letters”. You don't need perfect calligraphy to be able to get started with the technique, but it does help to be familiar with what the shape of each letter should be.
Typography can be defined as "the art of designing letters." We can define typography as a set of alphanumeric characters that have a number of characteristics in common.
We can define calligraphy as "the art of writing letters." When we talk about calligraphy, we're talking about the set of techniques that characterize an individual's writing.
Lettering has existed since man began writing, although it has recently gained more popularity among graphic designers and artists. This technique can also be called Labeling and we could define it as “the art of drawing letters”.Lettering was at its peak in the 30-60s and was highly visible within the American Googie aesthetic.
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The abcs of lettering
of drawing than writing
When we do lettering or labeling,
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If you want to learn calligraphy techniques with a brush from Ivan Castro take a look at his two Domestika courses: Calligraphy and Rock'n'Roll and Film Lettering.Here's an introductory video.
Many of the materials you'll need to get started in the art of Lettering you likely already have at home.
Very few Lettering professionals are able to start drawing perfect letters with a pen without previously going through a first phase of pencil sketching.
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Brush Pens, also called brush-tipped pens are one of the most popular tools among Lettering fans.
Choosing a paper that can withstand all of our corrections can be decisive in developing our Lettering creativity.
To get started with Lettering
THE GOLDEN SECRETS OF LETTERING
Martina Flor is a letterer and designer who operates from her own lettering studio in Argentina. Her manual brings back the techniques of the beginnings of handcrafted drawing of letters.
THE ABCs OF LETTERING
Iván Castro has been a professor of letteting, calligraphy and typography for years. He has made vinyl covers, theater posters, books, and storefronts of venues.
Tips to Get Started
4. Make a first draft
Before we start drawing a sentence or text, it is important that we make a first draft to help us prepare.
2. Familiarize yourself with the tools
Before you start any technique it is important that you feel comfortable with the tools to practice it.
5. Copy phrases you like
We can try to copy phrases that we like stroke by stroke in order to improve our technique.
3. Practice different stroke pressures
Whether with a brush or a calligraphic pen, it is important to practice the pressure we exert when writing.
1. Watch your posture
The way we hold the brush is key to make the strokes beautiful and skillfull.
You should know
CALIGRAPHERS AND LETTERING ARTISTS
Whether you're starting in this field or just an admirer of calligraphy, don't miss the work of the following calligraphers and lettering artists you should know.