Adult Masterclass: An Introduction to Hand-Drawn Type

Learn the basic principles of letter drawing and type design with Dalton Maag this October

When, Where

Get to grips with calligraphy, digital letter drawing and optical principals, with guidance from tutor Joana Ranito of typeface design studio Dalton Maag. Perfect for students new to typography or those with an existing knowledge who want to learn more. 

The workshop is structured with theoretical sections followed by practical exercises.

We will start by looking at calligraphy, building an awareness, through pracctical exercises, of the structure of letters, how the tools influence the shapes we type today, and the relationship between pen-stroke and white-space. Then, through drawing, we'll examine the inner proportions and relationships of letters before moving on to digital letter drawing principals and the importance of optical corrections when drawing type.


Section 1: Optical principles and calligraphic origins
Exercise 1: Calligraphy exercise

Section 2: Letterform anatomy
Exercise 2: Letter drawing exercise

Section 3: Digital letter drawing principles
Exercise 3: Digital letter drawing exercise

The session will be followed by drinks and networking in our creative studio from 5-6pm

About Dalton Maag: 

Dalton Maag is a typeface design studio with offices in London and São Paulo, specializing in the design and production of retail and corporate typefaces. Clients include Google, Lush, Amazon, Nokia, Burberry, Nike, the Rio Olympics, and the BBC. With over 25 years of experience, Dalton Maag has received awards from the Type Directors Club, Red Dot, D&AD, and the London Design Museum. The team regularly hosts workshops with students and professionals from design and creative disciplines worldwide. Find our more


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Concession/Over 65/Friend Ticket£35.00 £35.00

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