Gothicized Italic - The Minuscules

By Barry Morentz

Starts 13 Feb 2022

HK$740

US$95

Workshop Description

Edward Johnston’s last major manuscript hand, developed in 1924, was a compressed Foundational characterized by a rich, dense texturequite 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 continue with writing exercises while introducing alternative forms.

 

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. There will be demonstrations of pen manipulation and pressure, elements critical to the proper structure of the alphabet and to the sophistication of the forms.

 

Note to Students :

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

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days following the final class.

  • Recommended supply list & handouts will generally be uploaded to the workshop page 3 weeks before the first session.

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

Workshop Schedule

Sun, Feb 13, 2022

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, Feb 20, 2022

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Hong Kong Time)

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Refund Policy

Fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable