NOVEMBER 2021 — Wrong Letters: Lustrous Layered Colors
About Course<strong>Enrollments close a few hours before the first live session!</strong>
In this series we will take a deeper dive in our Yellow Submarine. In the last session you learned to make your own fat and juicy YS letters with a pointed brush. Now we will use a pointed pen (your choice: quill, ruling pen, copperplate pen…) to draw these luscious shapes and then fill them with color. Nuances in the bounding line, shadows and overlapping will give a sense of depth and layering. You will learn to make stunning compositions radiant with color and depth. Participation in Series 6 recommended.
Dates & time
- November 8, 15, 22 2021
- 8:00pm Brussels time
- 2:00pm NY time
- 6:00am next day Sydney time
* Sessions last approximately 2 hours
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Topics for this course
Info & Notification
Handouts & Assignment
Handouts for Series 7
Assignment for Series 7
Recording: November 8: Live lesson with demonstrations and an assignment for you to do in your own time.
Recording: November 15: The Rijksbook and other life-changing projects. A richly illustrated lecture with Q&A
Recording: November 22: Live crit session in which I review a selection of the assignments posted by students, with Q&A.
First Crit recording
Second Crit recording
Post Works in Progress for the Student Gallery
View Works in Progress Gallery
View Crit Session Gallery
The Secret History of Writing (DOCU)
Episode 1 (Non US/Canada)59:10
Episode 2 (Non US/Canada)58:59
Episode 3 (Non US/Canada)58:45
Episode 1-3 (US & Canada)
Brody Short Films
Making a Cola Can Pen7:14
Making a Comb Pen10:15
This series pushed me the furthest in directions I am yet to finish exploring. I struggled with going too far but learnt that my instincts are sound. I have lots more exploring to do but found the breadth of student work very refreshing and well away from the tiredness of the usual calligraphic domain. It’s been an amazing ride so far. Merci beaucoup Brody.
What a wonderful and enlightening experience! This whole course should be prescribed for design students. I have found it to be far more than a simple course on how to make a letter. You learn to think about making the letter, why you would put it there and then finally how to do it. This course will open your mind to colour, design, 21st century lettering and so much more. Do it !
It was such an enriching experience, learned to look at colours, lettering and calligraphy in a completely new way. The sessions were enjoyable, very informative and relaxed, best teacher.
This and the whole year courses were absolutely wonderful. The whole approach to Brody's classes gives the tools and brain to explore possibilities and not just copying a teachers letterforms. The critic section is most enlightening and glad we can have some interaction.
Brody has a great way of explaining his thought and actions when demonstrating and I enjoyed it immensely.