INTRODUCTION TO LETTERING
In this lesson you will learn the purpose and method of classifying
letters. You will also learn the principles necessary to construct
letters using guidelines and grids.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Describe the classification of letters.
Describe the principles necessary to construct letters.
Identify the basics of lettering strokes.
Describe how to use guidelines and a grid.
You will be given information from NAVEDTRA Illustrator
Draftsman Manual 10472.
You will identify the classification of letters and
describe the basic strokes to construct letters in
accordance with NAVEDTRA Illustrator Draftsman Manual 10472.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the
following publication: NAVEDTRA Illustrator Draftsman
Lettering, not printing, is the correct term for producing letters by
hand. Printing involves the use of a printing press. You draw lettering
either by hand or by some mechanical means, such as a Leroy set.
Lettering is not new. Before the invention of the printing press, all
documents were produced by lettering. Lettering is an art form and the
design of modern letters have, Egyptian hieroglyphics as their root.
Across the ages, letters were modified to suit the talent and taste of the
artist. Later in this lesson you will be exposed to various types, of
letters in use today.