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WORKSHOP

Calligraphy has always been an important inspiration for type design. Now, we will turn that around by examining dozens of 20th Century European calligraphic typefaces and use them as the starting points for our hand-made lettering.

By doing this, three important but different skills will be strengthened: First, you’ll get a crash introduction to some of the most innovative type designers from the 20th century and an appreciation of the construction of some of their greatest faces. Secondly, attempting to reproduce these letters by hand will increase your calligraphic dexterity, sharpening hand, eye and mind. Last, using them as inspiration for new looking letters fosters interpretive ingenuity, and will lead each of you to designing your own unique letter styles.

The class will also be about modern pen and brush techniques and handling, with the unusual approach of using many different artists’ very unique letter forms for our models. We’ll cover obvious classics like Legende, Neuland, Post Antiqua and Hammer’s Uncials, as well as the more obscure and eccentric like Georg Trump’s five wonderfully different calligraphic script faces, Oldrich Menhart’s Romans and Uncial, and original letter design by Zapf, Excoffon, Reiner, Lange, Hoefer and many more. Your PDF workbook will include about 100 typefaces and some of their written and drawn origins, plus many modern interpretations — whether you become a fabulous calligrapher yourself or just become more solidly familiar with these innovative inspiring artists and their work for your drawn work, your repertoire will be expanded dramatically.

Warning or promise: We won’t be limiting ourselves to type only — there will be work featured by these artists and their contemporaries that did not end up as type. I reserve the right to try to surprise you.

We will be primarily using flat tools (horizon pens, automatic pens, parallel pens and the flat brush). The supply list will be available after registration.

Dates: A three-day online workshop

  • Tuesday, November 2
  • Thursday, November 4
  • Saturday, November 6

Times: Mornings – 10.00 am to 1:30 pm Mountain Time with a 30 minute break (estimated at noon). There will also be a half hour at the end (1:30 to 2 pm Mountain Time) for questions.

Cost: $125 CAD plus Eventbrite fees (estimated at $6.50 CAD).

There will be a private Facebook page for homework and feedback.

All sessions will be recorded and available to attendees for 30 days after the workshop.

Maximum 99 participants. No refunds.

LECTURE

Note: Registration in the class includes a link to the recording of Carl’s two hour lecture “SCRIPTS & SCRIPT TYPEFACES & BACK AGAIN”.

The lecture is scheduled for BVCG members on October19, 2021. The link to the recording will be sent to all workshop registrants by October 24, 2021. The lecture description is as follows:

Script typefaces can start as calligraphy, a quick sketch or a dashed-off handwritten note. Let’s look at some scripts’ beginnings. Once it becomes a face, is that the end of its creative trail? Can’t it still inspire more handwork? There are modern day calligraphers, sign writers and lettering artists who think it can. Regarding the influence and including original and unseen work of Menhart, Reiner, Trump, Kapr, Koch, Zapf, Toots, Excoffon, Korger, Schumann and more.

Note about the Lecture: This slideshow was created independently of the workshop and has many differences, but the concept and content of both are complementary to each other. The focus of the lecture is on script lettering of all kinds.

CARL’S BIO

Carl Rohrs lives in Santa Cruz and has taught in person for the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild in Calgary, Alberta, Canada several times. Although we wish he could be here in person, we are delighted to welcome him for this zoom workshop. Over the last 50 years, Carl has been a sign painter, commercial letterer, teacher at Cabrillo College — as well as at workshops and conferences around the world — the editor of Alphabet, the Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy, and designer and co-editor of the latest Speedball Textbook, the 25th Edition.

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