The objective of this workshop is to introduce participants to a method for developing a series of fast and creative-challenging sketches for new type designs. Through the use of a 1” balsa broad-nib writing tool and India ink, participants are introduced to Noordzij’s stroke theory through the experience of the translation and rotation dimensions in a series of three stages in the workshop. These stages are prompted by a custom digital tool—SLOType—a mashup application directly inspired by the Letterror Type Cooker app, with GlifoTipo and Oblique Strategies. The creative prompts were designed to guide the user (novice or advanced) in a progressively challenging way into designing an original “adhesion” keyword that may later be digitized. On the one hand, they are given formal typographic instructions to respond to. On the other hand, they are given progressively abstract rules, and emergent driven features to design for, in order to detach from previous models, question their own assumptions, bend the rules, and generate original design sketches.