Participants will explore the historical roots and anatomy of the Roman Capitals. We'll study stylistic properties and structural elements of the Capitals to get a deeper understanding of the history and evolution of the Latin script.
Using a brush and following closely Edward Catich's model and teachings we will construct letters stroke by stroke exploring their essential geometry and gestures.
Note: This workshop is only open to students enrolled in the Type West Certificate Program in Type Design.
Gen Ramírez is a typeface designer, graphic designer, calligrapher and sign painter from Guadalajara, Mexico. His strong interest and passion for brushes and letterforms developed since a young age as he was taught mastery of sign-painting in his father’s workshop. It later led him to graduate from TypeMedia at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague as well as completing both Type@Cooper Extended program in San Francisco and Condensed in New York. He teaches calligraphy, sign-painting, and type design workshops and leads Letrastica Festival, a type conference in Guadalajara. He works at the type design studio DualType with his wife Zrinka Buljubašić.