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TYPE & LETTERING BY DAVE FOSTER

Anonymous asked:
Hey Dave, I really like your work and I asked myself what size the original pointed-nib drawing of your »action is the foundation of all success« is? I find it hard to draw with a nib holder at larger scale. greetings from germany

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I can’t remember exactly, but roughly 1cm high on the xheight I think. It really depends on the nib itself, some are more flexible than others. Good luck!

Some process behind the Twice Logotype.

Some process behind the Twice Logotype.

hello just to say that you have wonderfull logotypes ! xavier onsitegallery

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Thank you!

These are some of the sketches that went into making the new logotype for a design studio called Brighter, formerly named BMD Brands.



Georgina logotype — Last sketch vs final artwork.



 
Georgina logotype — Last sketch vs final artwork.
lcnj asked:
Hi Dave, I have been to Fieldtrip just last week and I really like your work. I remember you've mentioned that you hold workshops, do you have any upcoming workshops for lettering or calligraphy ? Thanks

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Hey, if you’re interested in participating in a lettering only (not combined with letterpress) workshop, please get in touch via email: info@fostertype.com and I will add you to a list of interested participants. Cheers!

This is some process behind my latest work, an article opener for Australian Geographic (Sept-Oct Issue 116). It shows roughly 380+ Aboriginal tribes and dialects in their respective locations.

From top to bottom:

  1. The finished piece.
  2. Pencil sketches figuring out positions and locations.
  3. 3 shots of final inking on tracing paper (A3).
  4. Scans overlapped and aligned in Photoshop.
  5. Animation showing before and after adjustments made to scans.
  6. A view of my adjustment layer which took about 8 hours.
  7. Dialog window showing more than a million points in illustrator.
Forgive me for being so inquisitive, but I was wondering if you could talk about what drew you to the Type and Media course from the Royal Academy of Art, and any advice you could impart for someone who is interested in attending.

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For some more info, check out my talk at or the blog I wrote while I was there. If you have specific questions after that let me know. Good luck!

Bit of sign inspired lettering for our workshops.

Bit of sign inspired lettering for our workshops.