Hand Lettering Power Course

Denise Bosler

HOW Design University

Introduce hand-lettering into your repertoire of design skills with this 2 week Power course. Denise Bosler, author of Mastering Type, will provide you with the skills you need to add a personal touch to your typographic communication from research and sketching to developing dynamic layouts with custom lettering. You will be given the opportunity to communicate your love of hand-lettering through the process of self-discovery and experimentation as you explore your typographic voice and creative style.


Lesson 1: Typography vs. Lettering

Tools of the Trade
Basic Supply List
Typography vs. Lettering
Typography vs. Calligraphy
Library of Reference and Inspiration
Digital Library
Book Library
Video Library
Assignment, Part 1
Assignment, Part 2
Learning the basics
Readings, from Mastering Type
Assignment, Part 3
Choosing and Researching a Phrase
Lesson 2: Layout and Development

Assignment, Part 4
Rookie Mistake #1
Layout and Development Steps
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Rookie Mistake #2
Rookie Mistake #3
Step 5
Rookie Mistake #4
Step 6
Illustrator Tips
Traditional Media Tips
Assignment, Part 5 (Final Assignment)

key words, tags


Course properties

Form of education
Learning language
Audio-visual techniques and media production, Personal skills and development
Course authors
Denise Bosler
HOW Design University
Course cost
IP transfer allowed
Output knowledge, abilities, skills
Develop a lettering reference library and toolbox Learn the basics to correctly execute letterforms by hand Develop your personal typographic voice Master typographic resonance and layout skills to create a beautiful hand-lettered phrase
Entrance test
Participants number limit
Groups formation by readiness level
Teachers presence
Tutors presence
Facilitators presence
Training materials forms
video lecture, quiz questions
Interactivity in training materials
Collaborative learning presence
Discussions, forums presence
Webinars, video conferences presence
meetup presence
LMS integration
Learning Analytics
Certification presence
Course time limits
Opportunity to enter after start
Learning types (sync/async)
Personal learning path possibility, course individualization
Supported browsers
Web Browsers We support the latest version of Google Chrome (which automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available). We support the current and previous major releases of Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we begin supporting that version and stop supporting the third most recent version. Mobile Browsers iOS 6.0 or higher Android 4 and above
Special needs support