It’s easy to produce perfect type designs on a computer which means that you can have a lot of fun when you draw type by hand.
Because Mechanical or computer type is perfect, it means yours doesn’t have to be – in fact, it’s your imperfections that add interest to the lettering.
Getting understanding of how typefaces are put together will allow you to practice until you can start writing in fancy type as if it was your own handwriting. In fact it will be your own handwriting because as you practice, you will add your own spirit to the typeface and it will become your very own type style font.
This video is ALL CAPITALS – or UPPER CASE – next week I will do the lower case and numbers. You can see them here: https://youtu.be/LcuPbPioxq8
Capitals are called Upper Case because in the old days, when type was made from bits of metal, the capital letters were all held in the top or upper case, and the small letters were in the Lower Case – so they became known as lower case letters!
Many people tell me they have really difficult names from which to create interesting signatures. The answer is to turn your initials into a monogram. Is a quick, simple and elegant solution.
When you have designed your monogram, practice it over and over again, day after day until you can do it in your sleep. As you do, it will become smoother and more designery and your friends will be impressed – especially if you write it with a flourish!
Click the picture to download the images from the video to print out for yourself.