Layouts & Lettering Styles



Layouts & Lettering Styles


If you’ve ever had trouble laying out a quote, phrase, or song lyric, you’ll love this lettering design class! A former engineer, Molly Knabel walks you through her step-by-step system for creating eye-catching layouts, hierarchies, and compositions for your lettering projects.

Please Note: This class was included in the Modern Calligraphy Summit 2.0.

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In this one-of-a-kind online class, you’ll learn how to take your lettering and apply it to practical projects using the frameworks developed by Molly Knabel, a lettering artist and former engineer. Perfect for people who’ve had some experience with calligraphy and lettering, but need a logical approach for making words into art!

MODULE 1: Intro & Handout

MODULE 2: Materials

MODULE 3: Layout Examples

MODULE 4: Step 1: Content

MODULE 5: Step 2: Hierarchy

MODULE 6: Step 3: Skeleton

MODULE 7: Step 4: Sketching

MODULE 8: Step 5: Pencil

MODULE 9: Step 6: Ink and Finalize

MODULE 10: Step 7: Longer Quotes

See what our students have made!

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1 hour 15 minutes






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