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Drawn Roman Capitals

  • Date
  • Time
  • Led By Julian Waters
  • Where Letterform Archive

Using using simple drawing tools, learn the fundamental skeletal proportions of classical Imperial Roman caps, optical spacing, influences of broad edged tools on the weighting of strokes, curves, swells and serifs; connections of hand made forms with early serifed Roman type, relationships between capitals to lowercase, and between serifed Roman and sans serif type forms.

    Required Materials

  • Basic calligraphy supplies you already have including dip pens, black ink (e.g. Higgins Eternal), markers. If you are bringing ink and paper, make sure there is no bleeding.
  • White Layout Paper, quality Tracing Paper
  • Soft, medium and hard Pencils / Mechanical Pencils
  • Small Pigma Micron Ink Pens, black
  • Pilot Parallel Pens, including 6 mm and smaller, black
  • Eraser / Kneaded Rubber Eraser
  • Bottled White eg Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White
  • Small pointed brush
  • Ruler

A workshop offered by Type@Cooper West, a collaboration between Letterform Archive and The Cooper Union Continuing Education Department, and held in the Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive.

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