Type@Cooper - Introduction to Sign Painting: Casual Letters

Introduction to Sign Painting: Casual Letters


with Miguel Reyes




Sat., Dec. 02 – Sun., Dec. 03, 2017
10:00AM – 5:00PM
tuition: $ 420

location: The Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive

This workshop will focus on the Casual Letter style, also known as single stroke or speed stroke, which is one of the most popular among sign painters today.
In this two-day introductory workshop students learn the basics of flat-edged brush writing with stroke by stroke instruction for the construction of each letter of the alphabet as well as numerals. Emphasis will also be on writing words with good letter and word spacing an special attention to the relationship of the “white space”.

No prior brush lettering experience is required. Handouts will be provided with the basic construction.


    Required Materials

  • There is a material fee of $20, payable to the instructor the first class
  • Among the supplies covered in this fee are a 1/4” flat brush, white railroad board, paper cups, tape, tempera paint and a wooden yard stick
  • Please bring a soft lead pencil
  • An apron or work clothes




Instructor: Miguel Reyes

Introduction to Sign Painting: Casual Letters
Miguel is a Mexican carpenter, letterer, type designer and occasional sign painter. He worked as a graphic designer and publication designer in Barcelona and Mexico City. He holds a Master Degree in Type Design from KABK (Royal Academy of Art) in the Hague and began working with Commercial Type at the beginning of 2013. His work has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club, the Latin American Biennial of Typography, and by the Fine Press Book Association.

• Miguel Reyes



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