Design and Creation of Victorian-Style Lettering

A course by Felippe Cavalcanti
Graphic Designer and Lettering Artist. Recife, Brazil.
Joined February 2020
, Graphic Designer and Lettering Artist

Explore how to compose Victorian-style lettering with dynamic layouts and embellishments, from the first steps to the final printed piece

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (3)
  • 163 students

Explore how to compose Victorian-style lettering with dynamic layouts and embellishments, from the first steps to the final printed piece



Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (3)
  • 163 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 12m)
  • 18 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

With its timeless elegance that captivates audiences from far and wide, Victorian lettering showcases a unique style brimming with curves, details, and embellishments. Award-winning designer Felippe Cavalcanti, who works for luxury packaging brands, teaches you to illustrate compositions full of personality.

In this online course, learn the art of lettering to illustrate either a postcard or a business card. Join Felippe and discover the main characteristics of Victorian letters along with how to compose their embellishments step by step.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Studying Victorian Features
  • U3
    U3. Production
  • U4
    U4. Project execution
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know a little bit about Felippe Cavalcanti and his career in the world of vintage lettering. He also shares his main artistic influences from different countries around the world.

Continue with a brief historical overview of lettering throughout the ages and see where it most differs from calligraphy. Explore the characteristics of Victorian letters and how to achieve their distinctive flourishes.

Next, Felippe teaches you to analyze a brief and put together a mood board to inspire your initial sketches. Take a look at how to create dynamic designs by focusing on the layout and volume of your letters. Then learn to draw the embellishments and tweak the details.

Move on to digitizing your artwork in order to sculpt and refine it using vectors. Add the finishing touches of color, prepare your file for printing, and you're set!

Now you have a rich repertoire to create stunning Victorian letters that can be used on a wide range of products.

What is this course's project?

Produce a Victorian-style lettering piece to illustrate a business card or a postcard.

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in the world of lettering and illustration who wants to explore a new style.

Requirements and materials

You need basic knowledge of Procreate and Adobe Illustrator to take this course, as well as a computer with both programs.


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Felippe Cavalcanti

A course by Felippe Cavalcanti

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Graphic Designer and Lettering Artist

Felippe Cavalcanti is a graphic designer who works in luxury packaging and collaborates on lettering and illustration projects. He studied graphic design at UNIAESO with a major in Brazilian and Danish typography and calligraphy.

In 2018, he began working as a freelancer for a range of clients in the US, UK, Norway, UAE, and nationally. He is currently codirector of art at Holy Studio where he develops luxury packaging for spirits and other alcoholic beverages. In 2021, he received a Muse Award and an LAD Award for typographic and lettering excellence.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • My Influences
  • U2

    Studying Victorian Features

    • Time travel
    • Exercise for the eyes
    • Hierarchy
    • Ornaments
  • U3

    Production

    • Briefing and mood board
    • Layout structure
    • Structure of lettering design
    • Following the flow
    • Refining the sketch
  • U4

    Project execution

    • Sculpture in vector
    • Vector refinement
    • Final details
    • Closing with a golden key
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design and Creation of Victorian-Style Lettering

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Design and Creation of Victorian-Style Lettering. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Felippe Cavalcanti

Design and Creation of Victorian-Style Lettering

A course by Felippe Cavalcanti
Graphic Designer and Lettering Artist. Recife, Brazil.
Joined February 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (3)
  • 163 students