Typeface design education from Cooper Union
History of Caps

Capital Letters - a history.
with Ewan Clayton

This history of the evolution of the capital letter takes us from ancient history to modern times through a wide variety of forms from sparse Greek monoline to extravagant Art Nouveau. These lectures are given directly from Ewan’s studio and last one hour with space for questions from those who can stay online. It is astonishing to see how many diverse lines of development one writing system can contain. Aimed at both calligraphers and typographers the talks will be available to watch as recordings online for some weeks following delivery.

This class meets 6 times. Each session is a one hour lecture, but the instructor will linger for a short while after for Q & A or discussion.

Registration is now closed

Tue, October 11 – Tue, November 15, 2022

Where: Online

About Ewan Clayton

Ewan clayton

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 in the USA and has been released in Spanish and Italian translations.