In-Person Core: Brush Written Romans
During this hands-on Type West workshop, students will gain an understanding of the Imperial Roman Alphabet, utilizing an inside-out approach to these timeless letterforms. While learning the special characteristics and “personality” of the brush contrasted with hard-tool calligraphy, they’ll practice the essential elements of the classical Roman letterform. Before the workshop is completed, students will be able to write the entire alphabet in the same manner as an ancient Roman inscription maker would prior to cutting letters into stone. A short inscription cutting demonstration will be provided as an addition to the class.
- Monoline “Ideal Letter” proportions
- Discussion of cant and its effects
- Written majuscule letters, stroke sequence and direction
- The Brush and its handling
- Brush manipulation
Note: This workshop is only open to students enrolled in the 2022 Type West In-Person Postgraduate Certificate Program in Type Design.