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PREMIUM. Tailored Script Lettering & Bespoke Wordmarks

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OSNS Lettercraft Lab at Abbotsford Convent

Mercator Studio 1

1-16 St Heliers Street

Abbotsford VIC, Victoria 3067

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"Premium" - Script Lettering and Word Marks is a weekend of lettering comprised of three learning modules that involve incremental learning.

"Premium" is Australia's unique lettering class, as you won't be able to glean the special secrets it reveals in any other class in Australian, graphic design program, nor in any calligraphy society. Way back in 2012 before all the Brush Script Calligraphy noise, OSNS was the first to teach hand lettering based on true craftsmanship which takes time imagination and risk, and since then there are now numerous calligraphy, sign painting, and brush script calligraphy teachers that have sprung up here in Melbourne, many who started here at OSNS. OSNS continues to set trends, and now having now taught copperplate calligraphy and brush script forms to well over one thousand students in its school space. OSNS is leaping forward again, catering for those who prefer to make trends not copy them.


Why Learn Script Lettering?


Script Lettering is useful and something you don't get to learn in design School or anywhere else. Being so expressive, it is the best way to communicate quality and luxury! For typographers and type designers, script lettering builds excellent skill teaching you to eyeball your type so that you can really see spacing, alignment, and shape. Once you have the technique, you can take it in any stylistic direction that you prefer. Informal, formal, 70's psychedelic, are just a few ideas! If you are a calligrapher, script lettering helps you to look critically at your copperplate and make better decisions about x-height, spacing, and letter proportion. This will help you to be a much better calligrapher.

Script Lettering is useful for Customised Logos, Book Titles, Editorial work. For calligraphers and sign painters, it is great for customizing personal inscriptions, signage. The list is endless.


This Course will cover:


Day One

Module One - The Foundation
Starts with a fascinating and beautiful overhead presentation of the visual overview of the history of script packed with stunning examples, which are essential for you to understand traditional script. This starts in 1500's through to 1970's, covering the greats from the 1950's golden ages of .lettering. It provides a comprehensive letterform construction analysis of drawn script, breaking down spacing, shapes, and essential form and strokes of this lettering process. After a demonstration, students will then put this into practice when they create their first piece of lettering.

Module Two Flourishing
The afternoon commences with a formal lecture that explains the difference between formal and informal script and also the essential grammar of flourishing including cartouche style flourishing. Flourishing is actually a science and study of structure and space and is a very useful way to sharpen typographic skills. If you are a calligrapher, this will be immeasurably helpful to beautifying your work. Students receive their third booklet on Flourishing to back up the key information from the lecture which contains a comprehensive visual guide including templates and many useful tricks for word flourishing.Students will complete their second lettered word, which is a flourished word.

Day Two

Module Three
Day two commences with a third lecture/presentation that shares models of 20th Century Advertising Spencerian, Italian Spencerian, 17th Century Ornamental Penmanship and 19th Century American Penmanship, as well as the lettering from the legendary 1970's new York Design Studio of Lubalin Burnes and Co. which demonstrates different methods of altering and adapting basic script into exciting styles of lettering such as Spencerian, Italian Spencerian, and the very popular 1970's Herb Luballinesque psychedelic lettering ! The presentation also introduces students to the inspiring work of some of the world's leading script lettering artists such as Ricardo Rousselot.

Students will receive their third manual booklet packed with interesting and creative exemplars that they need to create exciting work, and then go on to design their own creative wordmark that draws on a technique of their choice. This could be traditional or highly experimental.


Who this is for

  • Signwriters, or people who create signage (especially those creating wedding signage), This skill will give your sign titles an amazing professional edge that simple calligraphy skills cannot.
  • Graphic Designers for logos, titles, and signage. Also great to incorporate with photography for editorial work, and packaging projects.
  • Calligraphers lettering helps you to better understand your calligraphic forms. You will be a better calligrapher for sure!
  • Illustrators. Script Lettering integrates well with illustrations.



Previous experience as a calligrapher is not necessary, as lettering involves DRAWING. The intensive is suitable for people new to lettering, and an excellent introduction to how lettering works. Some drawing experience is a must. Not for complete newbies !

You will need to bring:

  • A3 pad of tracing paper
  • Graph paper
  • Plastic ruler
  • Lead Pencils
    (I like the Pentel .7 clutch pencil)
    or 3-4 2B pencils & a good pencil sharpener (I recommend the Staedtler Noris Double Hole Tub Sharpener or similar
  • 2 erasers. Both Kneadable, and conventional




Please note!

Unfortunately, course fees are not refundable, so please choose carefully and check your dates. We are happy for you to give your ticket to a friend if something comes up though.

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OSNS Lettercraft Lab at Abbotsford Convent

Mercator Studio 1

1-16 St Heliers Street

Abbotsford VIC, Victoria 3067

Australia

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