Type@Cooper - The Calligraphic Roots of Latin Type

The Calligraphic Roots of Latin Type


with Ewan Clayton




Sat., Oct. 07 – Sun., Oct. 08, 2017
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: Ewan Clayton

The Calligraphic Roots of Latin Type
Ewan is a calligrapher and part-time Professor in Design at The University of Sunderland where he co directs the International Calligraphy Research Centre. He grew up associated with a community of craftsmen at Ditchling in Sussex founded by Eric Gill. Ewan has enjoyed a varied professional career working as both a calligraphy teacher and a consultant to Xerox PARC, and he is currently a core faculty member at the Royal Drawing School in London. In 2013 he was awarded the first Karl-Georg Hoefer prize by The Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor for his work in calligraphy and education. His book on the history of calligraphy and typography The Golden Thread is out in paperback this year in the USA and has recently been released in Spanish and Italian translations.

• www.ewanclayton.co.uk



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