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Drawn and Built Up Capitals - Study of works by Hermann Kilian

With Yukimi Annand

Starting Date : 10 Jun 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,000 or US$ 130

Workshop Description

Hermann Kilian (1929 – 2004) was a German calligrapher, typographer and book designer whose work was epitomized by classical simplicity with an underlying tension within every letter. I first saw his original work in 2016 at the Klingspor Museum Offenbach, and found his works to be full of life. As I progressed in my study, his original letterforms and works became my spiritual nourishment.

To draw capital letters successfully, understanding the skeleton geometry form and the contrast of thick and thin strokes of Roman Capitals are very important. In this workshop, student will start by drawing skeleton forms to understand the form, space and balance. Student will also study how weights were added on the form in a traditional way. Then will analyze some of Kilian's unique letterforms and design, and figure out how he drew his letters and composed his works. 


Yukimi will share all her studies of forms, design/layout tools and mediums, and at the end of course, student will draw their chosen quote with unique drawn/built-up capital letters.

Note to Students

  • This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days following the final class.

  • All recordings expires on Friday, 25 August, 2023 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Yukimi to critique.

  • Recommended supply list, handouts, zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page three weeks (or as soon as practicable) before the first session. Click here for user guide on how to access your workshop page.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Saturday, 10 June, 2023

08:30 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Saturday, 17 June, 2023

08:30 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Saturday, 24 June, 2023

08:30 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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