No Not Like That: An Introduction to Lettering for Graphic Designers

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Get to grips with lettering at this two-part workshop, led by Max Phillips of Signal Foundry.

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No, Not Like That: An introduction to lettering for graphic designers.

Most designers can draw letters, sort of, just as most designers can sing, sort of.

But using type and drawing type are very different things, and lettering skills are no longer taught in most design schools.

The first part of this two-part workshop will take you through some basic principles of letter construction, review some common rookie mistakes, and assign a small lettering project due the following week.

The second workshop will be devoted to critique and discussion of the participants' assignments, and finally an analysis of your own individual strengths and weaknesses and suggestions for further development.

A must for branding designers, aspiring type designers, and anyone who wants to work more effectively with lettering, wordmarks, and typefaces.

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Workshop One:

Friday, 18th June

9-10.30am

Workshop Two:

Friday 25th June -

9-10.30am

About the Trainer

New York-born, Dublin-based Max Phillips is the proprietor of the Signal Type Foundry & Drawing Office, which specialises in type design, lettering, and branding.

A former novelist and toy designer, he now makes useful, attractive things for clients like An Post, Arnott's, Bewley's, Christie’s, FAO Schwarz, and Trinity College Dublin, and collaborates with studios and agencies in Ireland and abroad.

His work has been recognised by, among others, the Type Directors Club of New York, Communication Arts, Graphis, the International Society of Typographic Designers, ICAD, and the 100 Archive.

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Design Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnet Ireland funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.


Our aim is to provide opportunities to our members to gain competitive advantage and remain competitive in an increasingly complex and dynamic work landscape.  Our mission is to develop and deliver both new and existing training programmes that are Industry related and focused on the needs of our Network Member companies. Apart from delivering training the Design Skillnet will facilitate:

  •   Networking events and activities including workshops and seminars
  •   Best-practice visits, case studies and other learning activities
  •   Inter-firm mentoring, coaching and other knowledge transfer activities

Design Skillnet is promoted by IDI, ICAD and IAPI.




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