Gothicized Italic (blackletter) Calligraphy with BARBARA CALZOLARI, Master Penwoman
$285 – $325
Gothicized Italic (blackletter) Calligraphy with BARBARA CALZOLARI, Master Penwoman

Gothicized Italic (blackletter) Calligraphy with BARBARA CALZOLARI, Master...

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Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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Join Ink.Academy and Master Penwoman Barbara Calzolari for the Ink.Academy's second broadpen and first blackletter workshop! The RomantINK Series! Gothicized Italic is a gorgeous, stylized blackletter style of calligraphy. Totally different than pointed pen, and strikingly bold and confident when written by an accomplished talent. And Barbara is not only well versed in this hand, but she breathes life into it fully!

Barbara will introduce us to the precision hand movements, visual spacing, and measure proportions of blackletter and Gothicized Italic—Its capital letterforms can begin simple and bold, but have great potential to be dramatic, embellished and play center stage on the page. (We'll start simply in this first weekend class, but it gives you a next stage to which to look forward!!)

This class is open to both beginners and advanced calligraphers alike.

Gothicized Italic was developed by British/Uruguayan calligrapher, Edward Johnston’s last major manuscript hand, developed in 1924, was a compressed Foundational characterized by a rich, dense texture quite similar to a Gothic Textura. The name Gothicized Italic is, however, somewhat misleading, because the forms themselves bear little, if any, affinity to Italian Renaissance styles. Yet because of its compressed, pointed character, and when written on a slight slope, it does take on something of the lively rhythm of Italic, culminating in an evocative, often sumptuous style of writing. It is most effective for wedding invitations, formal documents, and some poetry

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Barbara Calzolari is an Ink.Academy Faculty Member. An accomplished and talented Master Penwoman, living in Bologna, Italy. She has been working full-time as a professional, freelance calligrapher for over 15 years. She combines a passionate, technical and artistic approach to every style she learns--and generously shares both the practical and philosophical aspects of her knowledge with her students. She has been recognized by IAMPETH as a Master Penwoman and is fully accomplished in a wide array of pointed pen, broad pen and brush pen mediums. To learn more about her history, please read here.

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Edward Johnston, CBE (11 February 1872 – 26 November 1944) was a Uruguayan and British craftsman who is regarded, with Rudolf Koch, as the father of modern calligraphy, in the particular form of the broad edged pen as a writing tool. He is most famous for designing the sans-serif Johnston typeface that was used throughout the London Underground system until it was re-designed in the 1980s. He also redesigned the famous roundel symbol used throughout the system. For further reading read here.

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