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Use Retro-Styled Lettering To Create A Custom Vintage Sign

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Do you love vintage signs as much as we do? Well, guess what — now you can make your own!


In our new class, VINTAGE SIGN LETTERING, you’ll learn how to use different lettering styles and embellishments to design a layout that has a vintage sign vibe. Plus, you’ll be learning from professional lettering artist, Annica Lydenberg, who will guide you through each lesson.

Once you learn her tips and tricks, you’ll be on your way to making all kinds of vintage lettering designs for your home and workspace! By the end of our VINTAGE SIGN LETTERING class, you’ll know how to:

  1. Design a layout that follows the principles of composition
  2. Combine san serif and script letters and add embellishments to your design
  3. Transfer your layout to an actual board to really get that vintage sign vibe

You’ll go from sketches…

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… to an awesome signboard that you’ll be proud to display in your home or workspace!

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Plus, you’ll be learning from a professional lettering artist. Annica was trained in typeface design and sign painting, so trust us when we say you’ll be in good hands. And if you can’t tell, her artwork is inspired by traditional show card writing, ’90s hip-hop, and her love of puns and wordplay. Right up our alley!

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Need more inspiration? Check out a few of Annica’s creative vintage lettering projects below. Cool, right?

So what are you waiting for? Enroll in our VINTAGE SIGN LETTERING online class today!

BRIT + CO GIVEAWAY: Our VINTAGE SIGN LETTERING class giveaway ended up March 13. All winners have been notified by email on March 14, 2017. Didn’t win? Be on the lookout for our next class giveaway!

Sarah Vogt
Sarah is an amateur photographer and travel blogger living in beautiful San Francisco. Here at Brit + Co, she helps head up marketing and online classes. When she's not working, you'll most likely find her dreaming up her next adventure. Follow along on her blog, Let's Go Places, where she shares stories, travel tips and photos from all the beautiful places she's explored.

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