The Secrets of Script Lettering with Ken Barber

There's nothing quite like the unique warmth and inherent personality of script lettering—characters created in writing by hand. The friendliness, exceptional versatility, and adaptability to scores of design applications is undoubtedly the reason why the script letter has endured and is now more popular than ever.

That's why we're bringing in Ken Barber—a master letterer, type designer and type director at design studio and type foundry House Industries—to lead this intimate workshop, open only to 20 participants. It will provide a detailed introduction to script lettering. Referencing various tools, techniques and models, lucky participants will hone their drawing skills as they create cursive word marks.

In addition to a comprehensive slide presentation, drawing demonstration, and helpful exercises, participants will receive one-on-one personal instruction from Ken as they acquire a practical foundation for drawing and utilizing script lettering in assorted design applications.

Class size limited to 18
Materials provided
Austin Lecture poster
Open to all skill levels
Lunch provided
$250 for members and $300 for non-members

Ken Barber is a letterer, type designer and type director at design studio and type foundry House Industries. He is also a partner of Photo-Lettering, Inc., the online lettering-vending service nominated by the Design Museum London as a 2011 Design of the Year recipient. Ken’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club. Association Typographique Internationale recently selected several of his typefaces for inclusion in the organization’s decennial design competition. In addition to teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art, Ken regularly lectures internationally on the subjects of lettering and typography. He also manages, an online resource for students and attendees of his frequent workshops.

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$250 members
$300 Nonmembers

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When & Where
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST
Public School
1021 E 7th St #102
Austin, TX 78702