WORKSHOP 3

USING TYPOGRAPHIC CHARACTERS

This workshop will show you how to use typographic characters with or without serifs in your lettering work. When I say “typographic characters with or without serifs” I am referring to all letters that come from characters struck in lead or wood, used industrially in printing, as opposed to letters drawn by hand. These characters come from a large variety of families, which makes it hard to use any one particular terminology. This is why I take the liberty of grouping them together under the name “typographic characters.”

These characters offer several advantages for lettering: they blend perfectly with handwriting and they make it possible to give your lettering pieces a dynamic shape or undertone. ...

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