Graffiti-Inspired Lettering

A course by Snooze One
Lettering Artist. Berlin, Germany.
Joined April 2021
, Lettering Artist

Explore the art of modern calligraphy and create an A3 poster with your own graffiti-inspired letters

  • German with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (44)
  • 975 students

Explore the art of modern calligraphy and create an A3 poster with your own graffiti-inspired letters



German with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (44)
  • 975 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 2m)
  • 17 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: German
  • German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Want to learn how to create graffiti-style lettering? Join Nick, better known as Snooze One, a renowned creator of lettering art who, in combining calligraphy with graffiti, creates unique and modern work. He specializes in composing posters in a variety of styles and his typography designs appear on products from brands such as UNATICS, Combo Breaker, and Bad Apple Skateboards.

Give way to fantasy and design graffiti-style lettering pieces through an incredible art form that inspires in its messages as well as in its lines and shapes. Make a striking poster using modern calligraphy and apply an expressive graffiti style to the words you design.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Composition Production
  • U4
    U4. Extra effects and social media
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Nick, better known as Snooze One, introduces you to the course by telling you about his professional career and how he got started in the world of lettering and calligraphy. He also shares some of the influences that have inspired his style.

Next, Nick shows you all the materials you need for the course. He teaches you the basics beforing moving on to the structure of letters and how to work with them.

Develop an inspirational mood board, choose a theme for your poster, and decide on a style to apply to it. Put the concepts you've learned into practice by drawing a test sketch with different letters, an exercise that allows you to develop your artistic vision.

With the help of your teacher, prepare your paints and choose the right design. Then, sketch your phrase onto the composition and transfer it to the final piece of paper using a light pad. Now it's time to paint the letters and go back over the edges with maximum precision.

As a last step, add the final touches of color, shadows, and perspective to your drawing. Frame your piece with extra elements in the margins and decorate it with paint, smoke, or bubble effects to give it your signature style. To wrap up the course, Nick shows you the best way to present your work on social media.

What is this course's project?

Combine calligraphy with graffiti and create an A3 poster using the words of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in lettering, calligraphy, and graffiti. No previous skills are required.

Requirements and materials

To complete this course, you need DIN A3 size watercolor paper, colored and fine tip markers, pencils, an eraser, a rolling ruler (or a ruler with two parallel wheels), a light pad, empty syringes, water-based inks and paints (such as Ecoline), a Pentel brush with a water reservoir, gloves, and small jars for mixing the colors.


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975 Students
44 Reviews
95% Positive ratings

Snooze One

A course by Snooze One

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Lettering Artist

Nick, whose artist name is Snooze One, began experimenting with graffiti and lettering art at the age of thirteen and has always been fascinated by the creative combination of the two worlds. Back in school, he would print T-shirts with his own word designs, sell them, and share his creations on Instagram. Over time, he increasingly focused on calligraphy and developed his aesthetic towards brush lettering. Nick combines calligraphy, lettering, and graffiti in all his work while continually experimenting with different styles and tools.

He also combines his passion for photography with his graffiti work and tracks his artistic process via his successful Instagram profile. His lettering work appears on items for brands like UNATICS, Combo Breaker, and Bad Apple Skateboards. His influences include the calligraffiti artist Shoe, Dutch artist Nick van Steen (@radical_only), as well as Tyrsa, Felipe Pantone, and It's a Living.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Materials
    • Structure of the letters
    • Style Structure
    • Choosing a saying and style
    • Basics
  • U3

    Composition Production

    • First sketch: the sketching process
    • Finalize sketch
    • Composition details
    • Final touch
  • U4

    Extra effects and social media

    • Cloud effect
    • Color effect
    • Pixel effect and bubble effect
    • Present work on Instagram
  • FP

    Final project

    • Graffiti-Style Lettering

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Graffiti-Inspired Lettering. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Snooze One

Graffiti-Inspired Lettering

A course by Snooze One
Lettering Artist. Berlin, Germany.
Joined April 2021
  • 95% positive reviews (44)
  • 975 students