Jon Contino Artist Study This past Friday the 6th and 7th grade students and I watched a short video of the typography artist Jon Contino. I wanted to show the students his work because not only do I think that it is creative and fun, but his video shows how hard he worked to get where he is today. The students first watched this inspiring video of Jon talking about his art work and then wrote three words to describe Jon. The kids came up with fun, hard working, determined, caring, and cool.
How to digitize your hand lettering using Illustrator's Image Trace 0:03 Today I'm going to show you how to vectorize your hand lettering from paper to digital using the image trace in Illustrator 0:10 I'm going to use my Tombow Dual Brush Pen to write some letters. 0:37 I've gone ahead and texted myself this photo. Sign Painters + Paris Places Everyone seems to put Paris on a pedestal for its beauty, but quite frankly, if you look closely, there’s some really ugly signage out there. (Trust me, I used to design signage!). Ironically, the more that fonts and design software becomes available for general consumption, it does not mean that people use it right. After I posted the picture above on Instagram from one of my evening strolls in Paris, the likes and comments led me to believe there really is an appreciation of good hand painted signage even in this day and age. Anyway, it all got me excited for Faythe Levine’s latest film (you may remember her from Handmade Nation) where she’s teamed up with Sam Macon: Sign Painters. Check out the trailer below and the official website for showings around the U.S.
Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide If you use Adobe Illustrator, then it's almost certain that you use the Pen Tool when creating your paths. This comprehensive guide aims to introduce or remind you of features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe's most essential tool. 1. Functions Pen Tool (P) So What’s the Big Deal with Horizontal & Vertical Bezier Handles Anyway? 17 Apr Have you ever seen Illustrator progress shots from your favourite designers and wondered how and why their bezier handles are so obsessively arranged? We’re hoping to shed a little light on this seemingly unnecessary process. Note: this tutorial assumes a solid grasp of Illustrator & the pen tool. Until recently, I definitely belonged to the What’s the point of that? club—and perhaps secretly the How did they do that?
Graphic Exchange - The blog of Mr Cup - graphic design, print, identity, products and more... Ok, this is amazing... and you haven't seen the making of yes ! First, the before/after images : and now watch this video ! Some more images... jacky georges: sign painter Jacky Georges: Sign Painter Most of the design and creative community has been obsessed with sign painting and hand lettering for a while now. It can more or less be attributed to the back to craft mentality and movement that seems to be inundating all forms of art. I have not been spared, but on a personal level I find sign painting very nostalgic and it reminds me of my own childhood.
Blog — Plurabelle Calligraphy & Design Studio In April I will be leading two beginner-level workshops in Los Angeles. Each 3-hour class will cover the basics of modern script calligraphy, from holding the pen to writing the complete lowercase alphabet. Absolutely no previous calligraphy experience is required. The Lost Industry of Sign Painters Sometimes I wonder about things like, who’s going to know how to make a piano in twenty years? Which skills will go extinct when the last generations of craftsmen and artisans can’t pass on the legacy of their trade? Forbes recently reported that despite a stubbornly high unemployment rate, skilled trades top the list of the most difficult jobs to fill in America for the third consecutive year. I’ve found some comfort however, in a new documentary following an unlikely renaissance of the lost and invisible trade of sign painting.
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