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Art Deco Lettering with Nick Misani

  • Volcom Garden 1209 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78702 (map)

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Austin, TX


Learn the secrets of historical typography with this hands-on workshop of Art Deco lettering. Popular in the roaring 20s and 30s, this style embodies the glamour, luxury, and exuberance of the Great Gatsby Era.

In this four-hour class, Nick will quickly cover the foundations of lettering and briskly segue into dramatic uppercase letterforms, unexpected ligatures, geometric scripts, and ornamentation. You'll learn three Art Deco hand lettering styles to prepare you for your final project: a postcard for a 1920/30s jazz club.

You'll leave the workshop with:

  • A limited-edition 20-page workbook Nick designed and wrote for the workshop, printed in two-color risograph, plus a 52-page matching sketchbook.

  • A lettering piece that is both contemporary and historically-inspired and ready for its Instagram closeup.

  • Several rounds of one-on-one feedback during the workshop.

  • Access to Nick's curated list of resources to continue learning about Art Deco typography and design.

  • Continued feedback and reference material via a private Facebook group for the class.

  • A frame-worthy, Riso-printed certificate of completion.

Class is limited to 20 participants.

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Nick Misani is a freelance designer and letterer based in New York City. Formerly the senior designer at Louise Fili Ltd, Nick specializes in historically-inspired illustrative lettering. He was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club and his work has been featured on a variety of online and print publications including Wired, Fast Company, Adobe, Communication Arts, HOW, Print magazine, and Designboom.


We understand that life happens, please communicate proactively about not being able to attend the event so we can give your seat to someone else. Tickets are fully refundable up to 72 hours before the event. If you're unable to attend and give notice after the 72 hour window has passed, you will be issued a refund only if we are able to fill your seat. No refund will be given after the event date has passed. Tickets are transferable.


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