The Calligraphic Line: Expressing Yourself in Letterforms

A six hour session devoted to experimentation with letterforms using traditional and modern tools. Letterforms are the basic element of graphic design. Most designers work with existing fonts, manipulating them on screen to produce graphic compositions. But letterforms were originally marks made with pen and ink. Today, basic hand techniques can still produce unlimited variations on the graphic, rhythmic and even emotional impact of letters. The combination of hand-made letters and digital manipulation can lead to an explosion of creativity. In this workshop we will explore the possibilities of pen and ink. But we will also look at how hand-made letters can be used in combination with new media, from film and video to projection and installation.

by Brody Neuenschwander
Sunday / 11 September
09:00 - 16:00