Calligraphy and Lettering: Break the Rules with Creativity

A course by TECK24
Graffiti artist. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined June 2019
, Graffiti artist

Learn to cultivate your personal style and express yourself through lettering from the sketch to the final product

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (51)
  • 1740 students
Calligraphy and Lettering: Break the Rules with Creativity

Learn to cultivate your personal style and express yourself through lettering from the sketch to the final product


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (51)
  • 1740 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Updated on 12/10/2019
  • 17 Lessons (1h 45m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

The lettering aspires to make you feel, with its creative design of the letters, more than the word itself can express. That is the mantra of Teck24, a Colombian graffiti artist, who, with calligraphic and lettering compositions, amplifies the basic dictionary definitions.

In this course you will travel a creative path in which you will learn to design letters by hand and exploit your creativity without limits from the hand of an expert. You will learn to trust your ideas, while experimenting with new techniques, styles and processes to find originality in your creations.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Let's start doing and then we'll learn
  • U3
    U3. First steps
  • U4
    U4. It's time
  • U5
    U5. Let's go for the cut
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will start by knowing Teck24 and his journey through the world of letters, from his first illegal signing in a school bathroom until today. It will give you a tour of his most important works and his influences in the world of graffiti, design, calligraphy and lettering .

Your first exercise will consist of choosing a phrase or word that you will illustrate and then moving on to a brainstorm of timed ideas in which you will try compositions and styles. You will analyze the results and Teck24 will explain to you what for him is the mental attitude necessary to welcome creativity.

You will discover the differences between calligraphy and lettering , and also the tools and techniques you need to carry them out. You will exercise both disciplines to warm your hand.

You will define your project proposal by brainstorming and start creating, first on the transparent paper to correct the design finishes. You will review concepts such as rhythm, interleading, internal spaces and harmony between line and surrounding space to refine the shape of your composition.

Next, you will review the couplings and bridges of your composition to make it a compact and easy piece to turn into a real object. Teck24 will give you some tips to speed up this process. From there you will digitally reveal your phrase or word.

You will make a quick vectorization of your design, focused on not losing the information and texture of the manual process. This will be another opportunity to check that everything is in place.

Once you have your digital design, Teck24 will advise you on the best way to bring your letters to the physical world through laser cutting, from the best materials to how to work hand in hand with the printer.

Finally, with your model created, you will learn to paint it with good finishes, always inviting you to create without fear and without filter.

What is this course's project?

You will create a lettering composition and turn it into a real object, made in laser cut, which you can feel and see live.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To anyone interested in letters and creativity who wants to see the world and letters from another perspective.

What you need

You will not need previous knowledge, just want to play and create.

On the materials you will need: pencil, marker or flat cutting pen, transparent tracing paper, many scratch papers and a computer or tablet with some design program.


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A course by TECK24

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Graffiti artist

Teck24 is a Graphic Designer, graffiti artist specialized in creation, conceptualization and realization of letters drawn ( lettering ), and written (calligraphic) in small, medium and large format.

He has experience in the middle of graffiti-writing for over 13 years, having participated in most events, contests and graffiti shows in the country. Creator, designer and administrator of the TECK brand of art and design items. In addition, he has collaborated with designs for Discovery Channel, Red Bull, Jack Daniels, and many more.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Let's start doing and then we'll learn

    • Feel free
    • Brainstorm (downpour)
    • 350 unexplored degrees of creativity - analysis of results
  • U3

    First steps

    • What is calligraphy and what is lettering
    • Tools to make calligraphy and lettering
    • Exercises on lettering
    • Calligraphy exercises
  • U4

    It's time

    • Let's define the proposal
    • Structure analysis
    • Couplings and bridges for structure I
    • Couplings and bridges for structure II
  • U5

    Let's go for the cut

    • Fast vectorization
    • Tips for laser cutting
    • Of course it can be original
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Creative calligraphy and lettering

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Calligraphy and Lettering: Break the Rules with Creativity. A Calligraphy, and Typography course by TECK24

Calligraphy and Lettering: Break the Rules with Creativity

A course by TECK24
Graffiti artist. Bogota, Colombia.
Joined June 2019
  • 98% Positive reviews (51)
  • 1740 students