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Hi Im Doug Patt and this is how to architect. Today well learn How to write like an architect. The basic drafting tool for an architect when working by hand is a parallel rule. You can also use a t-square. Ill be using an ames lettering guide to create the lines for the lettering. First were going to create our horizontal lines using the lettering guide. The guide has a variety of spacing options to create just about any combination your looking for. I will also be using a small triangle. Ive added tape to this one for ink lettering to avoid smearing. Ill also be using a .5mm pentel drafting pencil and a paper mate, flair pen for the letters. Ive created a small grid here to give me some guidance when I lay out the letters. Id say the most important thing to remember about hand lettering is that your letters need to seem animated while still appearing orderly and neat. I think this is achieved by using a few conventions. For example, youll notice the letters have some amount of incompleteness. The second diagonal on the A does not follow all the way to the guide line, the bottom of the B or D isnt complete, The bottom line on the E starts in front of the vertical. The second thing is that all the horizontals in the letters are drawn by hand, not using the parallel rule. They all sit at a slight angle making them dynamic and yet uniform. Youll also notice that I use the ruler for all vertical lines. Lastly, when making your Os, Qs, Cs, Gs, even 8s and 9s, the letters and numbers are simply combinations of semi circles. Even the letter S is made the same way. These are two images from my portfolio. They are good examples of how your strings of words will come together to form orderly yet animated paragraphs. This is a quote I found from Tyron Edwards Dictionary of thoughts I enjoy referring to from time to time. It seemed appropriate for a youtube video because giving people the most amount of knowledge in the least amount of time is really what drives the information age. So, remember hand lettering is about style and legibility. Mine is definitely stylized and probably a little tough to read sometimes. So thanks for checking out how to write like an architect. Im Doug
hi, how to architect, nice video... i need your help :) may i know what is the tip of architectural writing bcoz my lecturer commented that my writing doesn't look like an architectural writing. hope to hear from you soon, thanks
I wrote letters this way when i was just 12 years old till i went to college to found out im going to take architecture and yeah same way all of us taught to write this way . But now i can write without the t-square triangle.
I am only taking an educated guess. Formulaic nature of the materials in an architecture's blueprint draft are on the same plane and uniform with the way we print letters in the alphabet. So important instructions tend to recede into the draft and it is important to make those letters pop out and not on the same flat plane as the design itself.
xRebecckahx its a pretty old technique from when architects used hand drawn blueprints rather than digital renderings, and multiple architects would be working on the same paper. So to make it look uniform, architects had their own handwriting style that was clear and easy to read for everyone on the project. It is rather obsolete now with most drafting being done in computers, but it still looks nice! :)
Look up "technical lettering" on Wikipedia. It looks much better than this. I'm from Ukraine, and we learned a similar font (Cyrillic though) in middle school. Used it to sign our technical drawing works^^
Someone would do that if your taking a course in architecture and engineering. You don't even understand the concept of it. This is the problem with people nowadays, they tend to judge first before thinking deeply. So just think before you click .
WHAT? My dad is an architect and his handwriting is similar to this. I mean, I thought it was just his unique handwriting. Turns out there is a writing guideline for architects??? What the fuckkk lolll
I used to think this architect writing would be a cool think to know and people would actually be impressed. .. then I realized this is garbage no one in the real world gives a duck about architect lettering.. like seriously..
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