Typographic Logos: Typography and Lettering for Logo Design


Typographic Logos: Typography and Lettering for Logo Design

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  • Course level: All Levels
  • Categories Typocat1
  • Total Hour 10h
  • Total Enrolled 3
  • Last Update December 8, 2019


Learn the beginning to end process for creating your own custom type-based logo.


  • Even though beginners are welcome to this course, you should already have some familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to get the most out of Lectures 13 through 19 of this course. These sections are Mac software focused at an intermediate level. If you understand layers, various tools, and how to draw objects in Photoshop and Illustrator, then this should be enough for you to follow the computer sections of this class.

Learning and improving upon your type-based logo designs is one of the most important investments you can make in your design career. In this course we’ll go over the entire process of creating a type-based logo, from idea to implementation. Let’s get started!

In this course we’ll cover:

  • How to find and apply inspiration
  • Learn the Digital and Analog Tools you’ll need to create your logos
  • Use both Traditional and Untraditional tools to create your logo
  • Special techniques to refine your design
  • How to structure letterforms and overall composition
  • Sketch design thumbnails
  • Create a clean vector design
  • Implement color theory, shading, and add a 3D effect
  • How to add texture in Photoshop and Illustrator

Then it’s up to you to take these methods and create something incredible!

As a bonus, you will also receive:

  • 26 Bitmap Textures to use in Illustrator
  • 26 Photoshop Brushes to add texture to your own designs
  • A collection of vector halftone gradients
  • The finished “Typographic Logos” design in vector format
Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who is interested in improving their type-based logo designs.
  • This course does not cover icon design or logo designs that do not contain lettering.
  • This course shows the process of creating a type-based logo. However, it is not focused on the history and fundamentals of type.

What Will I Learn?

  • List the knowledge and skills that students will learn after completing this course. (One per line)

Topics for this course

3 Lessons10h

1. Introduction to Typographic Logos

Warm Welcome5:15
Why make custom lettering?3:35

2. Inspiration and planning your design

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