Recap: Food Lettering Workshop

Things got deliciously spooky at last week’s Food Lettering Workshop with Casey Ligon. Twas a moonlit night with the magic of fall in the air. All along the street not a creature stirred… But what’s this? Laughter in the distance!

Enter the warmly lit windows of RedEye Coffee, where food lettering artist Casey Ligon took several lucky workshop attendees through her artistic process. With detailed tips and tricks, we learned all about the finely tuned skill that goes into making these delicious masterpieces.

It turns out that a ton of effort goes into making Casey’s work look so… well, effortless! From carefully measured distances across a baseboard to the subtle jostling between frames, there’s a lot of thought behind those quirky stop motion animations we see on the TV.

With Casey’s demonstration complete, the novice food letterers got to work! Each artist got their own station around the coffee shop and access to a spooktacular assortment of treats to work with, courtesy of RedEye’s wonderful team.

Casey walked around to offer advice and guidance as each artist worked on their unique pieces.

At the end of the night our food letterers brought their work to the back room, where AIGA Tallahassee set up a mini photo-studio! Each artist got their work professionally lit and photographed, and even got to direct their own special stop-motion animation.

It was a night we won’t soon forget. Thank you to the amazing people who made it happen, including RedEye Coffee, Copeland Productions and of course, the incredible Casey Ligon herself!

Make sure to check out the full album of the event on Facebook. Have a SCRUMPTIOUS Halloween, Tallahassee!

By Brittany Gress
Published October 30, 2019
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