With Wayne Thompson and Matt Vergotis. This class is an overview of the processes involved in creating hand-made typography and then digitising it using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll spend the morning drawing a word in an expressive style, exploring some techniques to do flourishes, fit words together and design creative ligatures in the process. After lunch we’ll scan your drawing and use the Pen tool to create a finished outline. We’ll demystify the process with tips & tricks to smooth out those lumpy curves, add creative embellishments and make your designs sing. Best of all, we’ll show you some ways to retain the spontaneity and humanity of your drawing through the digitisation process. Although we talk about some typographic theory, the workshop is very hands-on and practically-based.