Had the great pleasure of attending a workshop yesterday here in Pittsburgh with the incomparable Ken Barber. Big thanks to him and AIGA Pittsburgh for making this happen.
Being self-taught, it's hard to know if you're really doing things right, or at least the smartest way you could be, so I was really looking forward to seeing if there might be some things I was missing that might help me improve.
My main takeaways were that, 1) I was actually very much on the right track and doing basically all of the same things Ken does when working through concepts, and 2) I need to spend more time studying and learning the details and intricacies of classic, formal script typefaces. It's very apparent that Ken's deep knowledge of type guides and assists the decisions he makes when drawing these forms. I kinda skipped that part. :)
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2 months ago
... sooo beautiful!!!
Good finally meeting you man! I'm not a lettering guy, but I definitely picked up a few things from Ken. I'd say your number 2 is the biggest thing I took away from it.
Very elegant curves Ryan. Interesting work
That's gorgeous stuff Mr. Hamrick. Always good to hear you're on the right path and sounds like some solid takeaways. #stilljelly
@Arno Kathollnig @Vincent Tantardini @Joshua Bullock - Thanks, guys!
@Sean Dockery - Yes, dude. Long overdue. And you can quit pretending you're not a lettering guy, we've seen what you can do. :)
great stuff Ryan!
Great pencil skills! (my 1st comment in here.tnx a bunch for the invite @Teo™)
Like the curves, ...and thanks for your insights!
Beautiful work Ryan!
Wow, very beautiful!
Love this Ryan! That 'r' is fantastic!
Ken Barber is having that class in NYC in November at Cooper Union as a 2 day intensive. You think its really worth it?
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