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Gothicized Italic - with Barry Morentz

Society of Scribes, Ltd.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Gothicized Italic - with Barry Morentz

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Gothicized Italic: Members Sold Out Ended $160.00 $0.00
Gothicized Italic: Non-Members Sold Out Ended $200.00 $0.00

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Event Details

This class meets on Saturday/Sunday: June 10 & 11, 2017

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.

In this workshop we begin by looking at Johnston’s forms and their historical antecedents. Then we zoom into the 21st century and consider the forms stripped of anachronisms, and apply modern techniques to make them more viable. Day 1 deals with the minuscules and the rhythm of writing and spacing. On Day 2 we will work with the variables that create an entirely different feel, as well as with the bounty of styles that permit us to create
an endless repertory of Capitals.

This class is not for the newcomer to Calligraphy or for the faint-hearted. Prior experience, and some fluidity in Foundational and Italic is essential.

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When & Where

School of Visual Arts Annex
214 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Society of Scribes, Ltd.

The Society of Scribes promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related arts in New York City.

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