San Francisco


Expressive Hand Lettering

type of camp

Professional Urban Training

group size




specific dates

October 10, 2014


Adobe Campus
601 Townsend St, San Francisco

This camp is now over, though head on over to our blog and read all about it.


experiment with a new look at scripts
understand a different hand lettering process
apply new pen lettering techniques
contribute to the designs of your colleagues
refine and stylize your own lettering
enjoy a day filled with letters and laughs


This one-day Type Camp will focus exclusively on expressive folded pen lettering.

Working with a folded pen is like painting with words. Ink becomes dynamic and responds to angle, pressure, speed, and – attitude. The pen is a voice for your own expression and creativity as it allows for free-flowing abstraction and expression through texture, layering, and varied compositions.

During your day at Type Camp, you will learn about and create your own folded pen style with a variety of lettering approaches, techniques, and detailed refinements. Never done this before? No problem! We promise that you don’t need to have had any previous experience in hand lettering or typography, but it can help.

This course is designed to liberate your creative mind in all areas. The goal is to get to the essence of your message in ways other than through specific forms, rules, or details. This, in turn, can inform more formal ways of using typography and lettering.

We provide everything you need : you will get your own folded pen and ink and all the necessary supplies.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a variety of script and calligraphic pieces that are both individual and collaborative. You will have challenged yourself in new ways and experimented with creative processes.