9:00am-12:00pm, October 4, 2014
Monograms: Your Very Own Custom, Hand Drawn Personal Logo
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol Museum of Political History
100 North Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Toll Free: 800.488.2968
Experience the classic process of creating a custom monogram through an emersion in vintage lettering styles, monograms, crests, seals, calling cards, and more. In this hands-on class (with as many breaks as we want) examples of vintage monograms, lettering styles and engraving will be on display–students will learn to make new symbols, traditional monograms, and letterforms using these historic pieces as inspiration. By tracing, combining then retracing existing forms, new, totally original designs, monograms and letterforms will be created.
For anyone tech-curious or savvy: The hand-drawn designs will be scanned, hand-traced in Adobe Illustrator and a special, “Ah Ha!” moment trick will be revealed whereby an actual monogram can be digitally rendered in 10-15 minutes (no kidding!).* And for uber-type and engraving nerds, the opportunity to geek-out on perfecting monograms and letterforms will be offered.
Don’t have Illustrator? No worry, This workshop will also show you where and how to download a FREE vector application that’s quicker and easier than Adobe Illustrator.* Tools for hand engraving social stationery monograms will also be shown and anyone brave enough can try their hand with a real “graver” (or “burin”). In addition to walking away with your very own, custom, monogram, everyone will learn how-to download two FREE digital fonts directly from Monotype (the largest, oldest font development company in the world) that were created from old engraver’s lettering styles. So bring your laptop! Or come without one, either way it will be engaging, educational, and fun. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ebensorkin/tags/engraving/