About Christopher Haanes 

CHRISTOPHER HAANES (b. 1966) is a calligrapher, book-designer, typographer, teacher & author living in Oslo, Norway. He is Scandinavias only Fellow member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (FSSI). He has taught the subjects of calligraphy and typography for more than 20 years, including workshops in England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong, USA. He has taught at Westerdals School of Communication (former Skolen for Grafisk Design) in Oslo since 1989. He has written articles and essays for D2 (Dagens Næringsliv), Prosa, Numer, Snitt. He is author & designer of five books on calligraphy and typography: Håndbok i kalligrafi (Aschehoug 1994), Kalligrafi (NRK Fale 1998), Bokstavelig (Aschehoug 2004), ABC for voksne og Abstracts (H//O//F 2012). He is working on a Handbook in Calligraphy in English at the moment. Work featured in several Letter Arts Review Annual (a juried magazine for the lettering arts), plus many other Norwegian and international publications.


We will focus on structure with an emphasis on We will be exploring the Roman Capitals in their most basic form, their monoline or skeleton form. Then start off by looking at proportions by drawing the letters to fit in their respective geometrical diagrams. Step by step to proceed to write the letters using a pencil and further to write them with a rounded nib, to add a little weight to the line. Looking at typefaces and discussing the relevance of Roman proportions to sans serif typefaces.


Date : 17 & 24 Oct 2020 (Sat)


Time : 15:00 pm - 18:00 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Fees : HKD 2,200.00 / USD 282.00



Alternatively, you can have a choice to sign up to the workshop on recorded version, you get to view both sessions at your own time that fits into your timezone. We'll send you the link to access the video and you are able to view it for 2 weeks.


Fees : HKD 1,500.00 / USD 192.00

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Copyright © 2020 The Gentle Penman Limited

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