Good type is a series of workshops with a focus on lettering design. Established in 2010 in Berlin and periodically organized in and out of Germany, it has already welcomed over 150 attendants who want to learn more about typography. Held by letterer and designer Martina Flor it is tailored for beginners as well as for those with previous experience who want to improve their techniques to draw letters.
By drawing a small piece of type, like a word or few of them, you’ll be able to get an introduction to the principles behind letter shapes. Additionally, it can give you a lot of information on your own design process and therefore help you improving it. You’ll walk away from a Good Type Workshop not only with a sharper eye when working with typography but also with a deeper knowledge on your very own way of doing things.
In the last few months I’ve decided to set up online courses where I could
share my working process and reach students across the globe where I mostly find
hard to go with my workshops. I’m really happy to announce that my classes are
now available in two languages, English at Skillshare and Spanish at Domestika. The content includes a
review on my work process and inspirations, sketching techniques and
tips to draw lettering with vectors.
Martina Flor combines her talents as both a designer and an illustrator in the drawing of letters. She grew up in Buenos Aires and after living in Spain and The Netherlands she settled down in Berlin where she works for clients all over the world. Although dealing with letter shapes the whole day she doesn’t consider herself a type freak. She thinks that drawing type is something anyone can learn and she’s willing to unveil and share any secrets about the craft.
Martina dedicated many years of her life to both studying and teaching, gaining a Postgraduate in Communication Design in Escola Elisava in Barcelona and later a Master in Type & Media at KABK in The Hague. She has been a lecturer for several years at the University of Buenos Aires and more recently at Hochschule Anhalt. She is also the co-founder of the project ‘Lettering vs Calligraphy’ and the creator of this series of workshops.