How we teach

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worksheets | live demos | design inspiration | infographic posters

BECAUSE YOU ARE SPECIAL AND WE ARE SPECIALISTS… we constantly refine our method to suit you

Yep the mighty Roman letter is still the bricks and mortar of truly fine lettering but we use that as reference so you can keep your new style to the fore. Trajan is the most popular font in the world… and it pays well to learn how to write it but not be in awe of it.

That said we have some awesome posters as handouts that really smooth the way forward for you when drawing up type for example. Check out the sheets below…

These are introduced with tidy demos, detailing each segment and some cool variations introduced along the way.

learner centred

As an instructor I always look at what coming out from you in terms of design style. I will pick up on that and hook in relevant material to really give you the jump.

With Disco Dickens for example I sensed she really loved Dom casuals - so I just ditched the Romans and gave her the Dom magic. Now she’s really making it her own statement.

Below: our freebie bespoke typographic drafting posters help ease you into the new skills with clear logical examples.

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all aid and help the freestyle paint sessions

Above: one of our posters showing several recent projects with Chicago type and 10 key strokeplay exercises.

Progress is often easy, met with challenges along the way of course… but I keep it all cool for you in the studio with expertise shared in the right way and group learning chats. Every cloud has a golden lining!

Fandango Kid was not happy with the results she was getting with the stroke practice and size 5-6 custom made writing brush. So I felt she needed the Italian Surefire lettering brush, which in fact is a really advanced brush… but she took it and was immediately AMAZING!!!!

Good Teaching is as rare as…

Because I teach both structurally and intuitively I prioritise feeding into where you’re at. It making new ideas fit snug and dovetail in to you’re own way and way forward. I place a great deal of importance in this approach to teaching and this amazing role, more so than a lot of NGS project writing in fact.

At NGS though the difference is ingenious methods, detail and putting students first. It’s not the ‘Celebrity Signmaster’ that is the most important person in the room. For me it’s a lot more about you - and getting you the keys to the circus!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Nick Garrett