Brush Lettering Workshop

Brush Lettering (also known as Hand Lettering) is an art form that uses different kinds of pens such as brush pens, markers and sharpies to create thin and thick strokes. The words are all individually written in 1 smooth stroke without lifting the pen. Hand lettering requires lots of practice to produce consistent results and build muscle memory for the different stroke styles and thickness.

Hand Lettering ( also known as brush lettering ) is an art form that uses different kinds of pens such as brush pens, markers and sharpies to create thin and thick strokes. The words are all individually written in 1 smooth stroke without lifting the pen. Hand lettering requires lots of practice to produce consistent results and build muscle memory for the different stroke styles and thickness.

Hand Lettering is often confused with Calligraphy & Typography, so what are the differences?

Calligraphy is extremely similar to Hand Lettering as they use the same approach to create words. The main difference between Calligraphy and Hand Lettering is the type of tools used. Calligraphy often utilises a dip pen with a nib and some ink to write with, unlike Hand Lettering which has more tool choices to write with. Hand Lettering also tend to look more decorative and wild in terms of style, as compared to Calligraphy which will more often than not give off a refined vibe.

Typography are the different font type and typefaces seen on screens. It refers to the creation of new type fonts that are consistent throughout. Unlike Calligraphy and Hand Lettering, it is more digitalised rather than written. The purpose of typography is to fit texts into appropriate places. For example, writing an essay in a cursive & fancy font would be bad typography. Instead, a simple and easy to read font should be used.