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Introduction to Serif Lettering with James Edmondson

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The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive

1001 Mariposa Street

#307

San Francisco, CA 94107

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In this two day workshop, students will learn the basics “modern” typefaces with a “rational” or vertical axis, that make use of the expansion contrast model. If that doesn ’t make sense, that's okay! We’ll learn how to look at classic typefaces, honor the established conventions, and place thick strokes, thin strokes, and serifs where they should be. These practices imbue your lettering with a sense of classicism, integrity, and sophistication that is more than a cut above your typical cafe chalkboard. It’s time to level up!

Required Materials

  • pens (microns, sharpies, broad nibs, brush pens—bring whatever you have)
  • pencils
  • eraser
  • white out
  • marker or tracing paper (preferable marker paper)
  • tape
  • scissors
  • Optional: a laptop running Adobe Illustrator, Glyphs or RoboFont

Instructor: James Edmondson

After graduating from California College of the Arts, James received a masters from the TypeMedia program at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Netherlands. James lives in San Francisco, and runs OH no Type Company, an independent foundry focussed on display faces and expressive lettering.
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The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive

1001 Mariposa Street

#307

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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