Type@Cooper - The Calligraphic Roots of Latin Type

The Calligraphic Roots of Latin Type


with Cara Di Edwardo




Sat., Oct. 08 – Sun., Oct. 09, 2016
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: On campus

In this hands-on workshop students will focus on the fundamentals of the construction and anatomy of Roman and Italic minuscules.
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During the 15th century, the Italian Humanist hand and chancery cursive became the original sources of the first Roman and Italic typefaces. Very much the same forms remain with us today, to greater and lesser extents, in many popular and classic designs. The influence of the broad edged pen has had a profound effect on type and through learning to write in these Renaissance styles students will begin to attain the deep understanding needed to draw, analyze and see letters


    Required Materials

  • pencil
  • ruler
  • notebook
  • $32 materials fee covers two wide Copic markers, two 5 mm calligraphy markers and paper



Instructor: Cara Di Edwardo

The Calligraphic Roots of Latin Type
Cara Di Edwardo is a lettering artist, designer and adjunct professor at Cooper Union and has spent many years in the classroom and in planning educational programs. She is past president of the New York Society of Scribes and has served on the board of the Type Directors Club. She is a founder and the director of the Type@Cooper Program. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union, and has done further studies at ENSAD, Paris, Hunter College, NY and Kyoto Seika University, Japan.



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