Art Deco Lettering Promo material
 

Thank you so much for partnering with me to teach this workshop! Art Deco is something I'm very passionate about and I'm excited to have the opportunity to share this interest of mine with your community. 

 

Workshop DESCRIPTION

Learn the secrets of historical typography with this hands-on workshop on 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 30-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.

Short version

Learn the ins and outs of historical lettering design with a focus on Art Deco typography. Popular in the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco embodied glamour, luxury, exuberance, and technology. During this four-hour class, Nick will share methods for creating lettering evocative of that time. Topics will include uppercase letterforms, ligatures, scripts, ornamentation, and patterns. All materials included.

Nick's BIO

Nick Misani is a freelance designer and letterer based in New York City. Formerly the senior designer at Louise Fili Ltd, an award-winning studio specializing in historically-inspired lettering, Nick began his formal training by studying architecture and industrial design in Italy. He then relocated to the US and obtained an MFA in Communications Design from the Pratt Institute in New York City. In addition to period typography, Nick is passionate about decorative arts and old craftsโ€”especially when reimagined in contemporary, unexpected ways. 

He was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors club and has received recognition from the Type Directors Club, Print Magazine, the AIGA, Communication Arts, and HOW magazine. Nick's work has been featured on Fast Company, The Dieline, Wired, Quipsologies, Adobe, and Designboom among others. Clients include: Target, PepsiCo, Airbnb, The Village Voice, Penguin Random House, the Hillary Clinton Campaign, BBDO, Vanity Fair, Abrams, Simon & Schuster, and Landor. Over the years, Nick had the pleasure of guest-lecturing at Pratt, Parsons, the School of Visual Arts. 

Short Version

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.


IMAGES

Includes photos of materials, headshot, and samples of my Art Deco-style work. These are in addition to the city-specific promo piece I should have already sent you via email. Let me know if you haven't received it. 

 
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