Workshop Nº 20 Lettering in graphic design

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June 2, 2024


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Address Confirmed at registration. Duration: 9am—6pm.
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Join Ivan Castro to learn and improve your skills on lettering. A full day workshop which will allow you to add a unique lettering know-how to your graphic designer skills. The workshop include practical demonstrations, brush-written technics, sketching. And how to use your lettering pieces in the real world.


In this practical workshop, we’ll learn how to approach a script lettering piece, from the first written gesture, sketch to the final drawing useable in your graphic design projects, such branding and logotypes.

After practicing the foundations of brush-written calligraphy and through practical demonstrations, we’ll see the basics of lettering, sketching techniques, the logic of rhythm, composition and all that technical stuff that make a difference.

We’ll also see the different ways of starting a script lettering work, and everyone will get to do their own project that will consist of a logotype or a short sentence, with the help of the personal tuition of the instructor.

Script lettering?

We call script a group of drawn letter forms that derive from the cursive writing. Usually with a strong calligraphic flavor, scripts have as a main feature the continuous stroke, but from here we have a very wide span of possibilities. When people think about “lettering”, what they have in mind is probably a script. It’s a style that it’s not pure calligraphic, because the letters are drawn and not written, but definitely not typographic.

A few days before the day of the workshop, you will be invited to which will bring together participants and instructor.


Pentel Arts Color Brush, H3 pencils, Pentel N50, Stylistic black, paper and tracing paper will be provided but please bring your own existing:

  • Fude brush or similar
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Square
  • Personal Sketch book
  • Your laptop with usual graphic design software


This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn calligraphy, lettering, or type design, no matter what their level is. We will begin with the basics, so beginners are welcome, but since the projects are individual, if you have some experience in the field you will take the most out of it.

It’s in English, pero los hispanohablantes son bienvenidos ya que Ivan habla español y catalán.

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