Letter Your City

"Yeah" by Nubia Navarro, 2021

Event Info

This online class will takes place on Thursday, March 2 from 6–9pm ET:

  • Thursday, March 2, 6–9pm ET

Registration for this workshop will close on February 23 at 11:59pm ET.

About the Workshop:

Led by artist and Instructor Nubia Navarro, workshop participants will spend three hours creating a 100% digital piece they can share on social media or print. Students will learn how to create retro compositions for personal or professional design projects.

Each participant will use their favorite city as aesthetic inspiration to hand-design a small text-based composition using Procreate. Afterward, students will learn how to polish their work digitally. Navarro will cover hand lettering basics, composition techniques, and digital refinement. Nubia will teach you how to create interesting layouts with one of the brush packs created by her previously (test pack included in the workshop).

In this workshop, you’ll learn:
• Basic terms in lettering compositions
• About different sketching techniques
• How to create concept and a moodboard for your project
• To conceptualize interesting retro layouts inspired in road signs
• How to sketch and select the best option for your project
• To use different letter styles according to your concept

There are a total of 12 spots open in this small-group workshop to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up! Open to all skill levels.

Required Materials:

  • Ipad with Procreate App already installed
  • White plain paper, sketch paper, ruler, pencil and eraser if the student wants to print the layouts.

See if any of the required materials are available in CBA’s shop–>

About the Instructor:

Nubia Navarro, better known as Nubikini, is a Venezuelan graphic designer, lettering artist, and brand developer. Her work is characterized by being bold, colorful, and bright. When she is not designing on the computer, she’s doodling at some coffee shop or in a taxi while she moves around the city. Her work has taken her to different places like the Dominican Republic, Perú, and Colombia. Some of her clients include Adobe, Airbnb, Adidas, Facebook, and Tiffany & Co. She recently has won a Type Directors Club award of excellence with one of her favorite branding projects, Mack & Pouya.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future. Virtual workshops at Center for Book Arts will be recorded and the recording will be provided for all registered participants after the class.

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