Letter Anatomy: Italics & Scripts
Italic letter styles and script letter styles enjoy a special relationship. They both come from written forms. Italic printing types were first used in the late fifteenth century, but script typefaces are much younger. One reason for that difference is technical. Italic letters typically do not connect, whereas script letters normally do connect.
This workshop will help students understand letter-construction principles and learn the proper ways of connecting script letters.
Italics are favored for their versatility. They can be slanted or upright, serif or sans serif, and employed line after line, for continuous reading. Plus, they can be used for headings.
Script styles can also be slanted or upright, but they are basically sans serif forms, limited to a few words, at most. Unlike italics, which can be interspersed in text, words in script stand apart. They also relate directly to longhand writing.
John will teach three approaches to rendering readable italics and scripts: pencil, pen, and brush. No calligraphy or brush lettering experience is necessary.
Meets: Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- layout pad
- glue stick
- scotch tape
- a material fee, payable to the instructor on the first day, of $20 will cover the cost of supplies that will be provided
Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date. Registration will start on Thursday, January 3rd..
Course Code: Letter Anatomy: Italics & Scripts
Instructor(s): John Downer