The Gestural Roots and Future of Roman Type

Roman letterforms have their deepest origins in calligraphy; they depend on a body-based practice. This hands-on workshop, with pen and ink on paper, explores these roots, tracing the development of upper and lower case forms. But in a new era, when calligraphic movement can once again inform letter-shapes and when movement itself can be shown within electronic media, what practical and theoretical frameworks are available for reconnecting with the gestural roots of Roman letterforms?

by Ewan Clayton
Tuesday / 13 September
09:00 - 16:00