I regularly lecture at universities, advertising clubs and just about any other place folks want to hear about the exhilarating details of drawing letters. Always ready to oblige, I’m more than happy to share what I’ve learned about type, lettering and design in general.
People seem to get a much firmer grasp of type and lettering when they apply foundational letter-making principles firsthand. Slide shows and demonstrations are helpful, but nothing beats getting your mitts dirty in a hands-on workshop. I often conduct a half- or full-day symposium in conjunction with a general presentation. Participants get historical grounding before taking a crack at applying what they’ve learned. Not only does it increase awareness and appreciation of the letter’s place in graphic design, but it’s is a good excuse to take a break from pushing pixels and brush up on drawing skills.