25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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25.09.14 by Jeff

“Inkflow” A Solo Exhibition by Japanese Artist Usugrow


Renowned Japanese artist Usugrow is releasing a book with Upper Playground, and will be signing copies at their San Francisco location this Sunday. The artist is also busy finishing work for his solo show “Inkflow” opening at Fifty24SF Gallery on October 4th. He might be my favourite letterer of all time. Have a look at some more process images below.

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02.12.13 by Jeff

Video Profile: Typographer Gemma O’Brien


Great little video portrait of Sydney-based illustrator and typographer, Gemma O’Brien (@mrseaves101). I love her work. Watch the video below!


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21.05.13 by Jeff

“Handstyle History Lesson”

Mike Giant Handstyle History Lesson
Mike Giant talks about his style, watch below!

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15.10.12 by Jeff

Hannah K. Lee

Shoes over Bills zine by Hannah K. Lee
“Shoes over Bills”, a brilliant little zine by Hannah K. Lee. about being “responsible”. All the lettering here gets me really excited.

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13.02.12 by Jeff

Kevin Poveda

Illustrator Kevin Poveda

Hand-drawn type by Kevin Poveda.

13.10.11 by Jeff

Luca Barcellona

More amazing calligraphy from Luca Barcellona.

Calligraphy by Luca Barcellona

Watch the videos below!

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24.11.10 by Jeff

Playful Type 2

Heads up type-lovers, Gestalten just released a fabulous book called “Playful Type 2”. The cover art is downright hideous (not sure what happened there) but the content totally makes up for it! Two thumbs up!

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