Recreating Retro Typefaces for Logos in Illustrator

Learn to create your own typographic assets from retro source material. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 2, 2016
Duration
2h 20m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Recreating Retro Typefaces for Logos in Illustrator
We Can Do It!
Robot Deployment
Atomic Powered
Robots Deserve Our Best
Northern Galactic
Create a Shield and Conclusion
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 2, 2016
Duration
2h 20m
Description

The ideal course for designers and artists who already have some basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, and want to create game or mapping assets using their imagination and retro public domain images from WWII era posters and logos. Viewers will gain insight on how to take a client's vision and execute it to it's completion and have a completed project under their belt. In this course, we cover how Adobe Illustrator can help you recreate vector headline art and, by the end, you'll be able to use these techniques on any similar logo project you have in mind for use in 3D mapping, 3D extrusion, websites, apps, or print. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC.

About the author
About the author

Mario Macari is an award winning illustrator, animator and graphic designer that fell in love with writing code. He develops and codes for major corporations and teaches coding classes at a couple of colleges in Southeastern Wisconsin. Mario Macari holds a BFA in Illustration and certificates galore from software companies.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Mario Macari, and welcome to my course, Recreating Retro Typefaces for Logos in Adobe Illustrator. I am a front end developer, designer, artist, cartoonist, freelance, and college adjunct professor. Learning to recreate retro typefaces in Illustrator will help you to build the skills you need with Illustrator, and lend atmosphere to your projects, whether they be games, 3D maps, websites or apps. In this course we're going to recreate several vintage logo headlines and sub headlines accurately in Illustrator. Some of the major topics that we will cover include work with public domain retro typefaces to recapture a past era, learn to build complex glyphs from simple shapes, including italics, create new words to suit our purposes from existing glyphs. By the end of this course you'll know how to take retro and hand-drawn type and recreate it accurately as vector art. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the basics of Adobe Illustrator. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Adobe Illustrator techniques with the Recreating Retry Typefaces for Logos in Illustrator course at Pluralsight.