Calligraphy and Lettering for Restless Hands

A course by Victor Kams
Designer, calligrapher and lyricist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2014
, Designer, calligrapher and lyricist

Create lettering using your calligraphy for a printing project

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (138)
  • 2538 students

Create lettering using your calligraphy for a printing project


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (138)
  • 2538 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (3h 0m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


Learn calligraphy with a graphic artist. Walk the border of lettering, typography and graffiti and develop the superpowers that will change your work from the moment you click on the first lesson of this course.

We will introduce ourselves in the process of drawing and vectoring an lettering from a calligraphic sketch that we will make with an automatic wide pen. We will learn to use this tool with some basic calligraphy exercises, to clean and mold the shapes of our design through the tracing and finally we will take it to the digital plane where we will vector it and export it for the final project.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Presentation
  • U2
    U2. Calligraphy
  • U3
    U3. Lettering
  • U4
    U4. Vector
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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The units of this course will provide us knowledge of calligraphy (written letters), lettering (drawn letters) and digitization of our designs with a vector software such as Illustrator. We will also learn to export our work once finished for digital printing, printing or screen printing purposes.

What is this course's project?

The final project will be the design of a lettering for an artist of your choice, you can be a designer who inspires you, a graphic artist or any other discipline or even yourselves, you can take advantage of the project to design your logo or personal image. The idea is that our design is used for screen printing or printing on T-shirts or posters or other supports.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at anyone with typographical concerns, students of graphic design, calligraphy and lettering, graphic designers who want to expand their knowledge in the field of customized writing. In general, anyone with minimal basic notions of design and interest in the letters.

What you need

Pencil, paper and wide pen, computer with vector software and basic notions of how to use that program.


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2538 Students
138 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Victor Kams

A course by Victor Kams

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Designer, calligrapher and lyricist

My name is Víctor Kams (Mister Kams), Madrid graphic artist focused on calligraphy, lettering, typography and graffiti. I studied graphic design at Sussex Downs College in East Sussex, England. I have worked for different advertising agencies, for clothing brands, associations, album covers, accessories or tattoo studios nationally and internationally. I have also exhibited my work in different exhibitions and I have given several calligraphy and lettering workshops.


Contents

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Welcome
    • References
    • Tools
  • U2

    Calligraphy

    • Initial exercises
    • Italic italic basic alphabet (Cancilleresca)
    • Capital letters
    • Ligatures
    • Initial sketch
  • U3

    Lettering

    • Tracing
    • Cleaning and retouching
  • U4

    Vector

    • Scanner and import
    • Vectorizing I
    • Vectorizing II
    • Vectorizing III
    • We export and ready
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Calligraphy and lettering for restless hands

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Calligraphy and Lettering for Restless Hands. A Calligraphy, and Typography course by Victor Kams

Calligraphy and Lettering for Restless Hands

A course by Victor Kams
Designer, calligrapher and lyricist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2014
  • 99% Positive reviews (138)
  • 2538 students