In this workshop, you will learn the basics of hand lettering using everyday writing tools such as pencils and markers. If you’ve never drawn letters before - no worries, as this workshop is tailored for beginners! We will break down the entire process from start to finish - overview of typographic anatomy, ideation, inspiration & research, composition structure, and sketching type, including several warmup exercises. Afterwards, you will apply the process you just learned to a short phrase, learning how to draw inspiration (no pun intended) from various lettering examples. You will also receive a PDF handout with useful tips & tricks that can be applied to future lettering projects.
• Pencils - Standard #2 pencils with a pencil sharpener.
• Printer - if you have access to a black and white printer, fantastic! If not, that’s perfectly fine - please have a ruler and 8.5x11 inch white paper handy.
About Nikita Prokhorov
Nikita Prokhorov is an award-winning lettering artist, graphic designer, and design teacher residing in NYC. With a strong focus on typography, Nikita has worked for a variety of clients, ranging from small independent businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He has conducted workshops for several universities, AIGA, and Typism Conference, as well as being a featured keynote speaker for the latter. He is an ambigram expert who has written a book about ambigrams, and his design work has been featured in multiple books and has been honored with several industry awards. When Nikita isn't designing or drawing letters, he is writing original puns, reading, traveling, jumping out of planes, scuba diving, playing tennis, and most likely listening to AC/DC.