INTRODUCTION TO ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY
Friday, August 4 (12 - 3pm)
About the Course
$70 pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join Nikola Pang in learning the beautiful, classical, forms of Italic script! Cancelleresca, or Chancery hand, came about from a marriage of humanist and Roman forms and really hit its stride during the period we know as the Italian Renaissance. These scripts were so popular in their multitude of variations that they quickly became adopted by both the church and became adopted throughout the old world as a standard. This widespread use lead the slanted, broad pen, script to such renown that, even today, we still call many small broad nibs "italic". Classically beautiful, flowing, very nearly ideal in readability and highly refined through the ages it's no wonder that Italic is still considered by a large number of calligraphers and typographers to be a "perfect script".
In this course we will focus on the history, forms, and execution of creating classic (and perhaps a few contemporary) Italic hands.
The course includes all materials and handouts. If you wish to bring your own tools feel free. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own ruler and mechanical pencil if possible. Hope to see you there! Pre-register at email@example.com.
Nikola Pang is a calligrapher from California who has been studying and practicing classic western calligraphy professionally since 2013. He has done event work for clients including Montblanc and Cartier and a number of private commissions. Currently he does contract certificate and special awards work and teaches classes in letterform and calligraphy at Stanford University.