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.

The workshop is structured with three theoretical sections, each followed by a practical exercise.

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


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Adult ticket with gift aid£44.00 £44.00
Adult ticket£40.00 £40.00
Concession/Over 65/Friend Ticket with Gift Aid£38.50 £38.50
Concession/Over 65/Friend Ticket£35.00 £35.00

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