Lecture - Lettering & Calligraphy - 2500 Years of Our Alphabet
Friday, 21 October 2016 from 19:00 to 21:00 (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
San Francisco : 14th October / Details : https://www.facebook.com/events/1817144745181935/
Chicago : 21st October / Details : https://www.facebook.com/events/941224169332738/
NYC : 28th October / Details : https://www.facebook.com/events/1173503879388621/
This lecture is about how our letterforms changed over the millenia but also why they changed and how the technology empolyed by scribes contributed to the evolution of the alphabet we use today.
In this hour long lecture-demonstration we will look at how our alphabet evolved over 2500 years touching on its beginnings in egypt and the levant and moving on to it’s formalising by the phonecians. We swiftly jump to how the greeks transformed the, then, alphabet and what happened when the romans exerceted their might upon it. The influence of the irish monks and their uncial script to mediaeval hands, renaissance and copperplate scripts will all be demonstrated.
The talk will also look at what happens in the early 20th century with the advent of ruling pens and the use of traditional tools used in a non-traditional manner. It is here we encounter our contemporary period, the one we currently live in, and consider the path for the future.
When & Where
Paul Antonio Scribe Ltd
In our London based Calligraphy Studio it's all about lettering ! Our passion for tradition and the best use of modern techniques is what drives us to excellence in design and letterform creations.
We regularly hold calligraphy classes and workshops on techniques, such as pigment and 24k gold grinding. Our studio is fully equipped with quills, parchment and papyrus, all the necessary tools, and special ingredients eg. natural pigments like malachite. We also host talks on the history and production methods of calligraphy.