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Certificate Core: Scripsit and Sculpsit

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  • Lead By Paul Shaw
  • Where Letterform Archive

This two-day workshop will examine the influence of broad-pen calligraphy on type design in the Incunabula period and early 16th century. Following an overview of the connection between calligraphy and type in Europe between 1455 and 1520, students will learn how to use a broad-edged pen, and how to analyze manuscript hands. They will then apply this knowledge to a close examination and recreation of two scripts that shaped our roman and italic typefaces: a humanist bookhand (roman) and a cancellaresca corsiva (italic).

Note: This workshop is only open to students enrolled in the Type West Certificate Program in Type Design.