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Secretary Hand - with Paul Shaw

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School of Visual Annex

214 East 21st Street

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This class meets on Saturday/Sunday: March 24 & 25, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Secretary Hand is a cursive blackletter used in English, Welsh and Scottish documents of the Tudor and Jacobean periods. It developed in the last quarter of the 14th century as an outgrowth of the influence of French hands on the native Anglicana script. Although predominantly a business hand, it was also used in books. It is an angular, low-slung script with “horns” on many letters and exaggerated descenders. Designed to save time, it is characterized by a paucity of pen lifts and a heavy use of contractions and abbreviations. It is not easy to decipher. Bastard Secretary, a later variant influenced by French Bâtarde, is more upright and has more breaks between letters. This workshop will examine both Secretary and Bastard Secretary in an attempt to create a modern interpretation of these fascinating cousins of Bâtarde that will be legible yet still powerful.

For more details: http://www.societyofscribes.org/calligraphy-classes-workshops/

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