A way of letter creation, movement or stability, halftones or the solid black, and many other distinct characteristics of typographic and calligraphic letters is a fruitful field for exploration and insights.
Vera Evstafieva will speak about the properties of letterforms in type and calligraphy that she experiences in her projects.
The different natures, similarities, and opposites of these forms provoke new ideas to evolve in both fields. How far can the letterform change in transformation from calligraphic to typographic? How different is the black of the typographic letter, how different is the flesh of letters? Does the digitization of calligraphy or drawn lettering stop the hand from developing the style and kill the freedom of writing?
Personal interpretation and transformation of written shapes into a font that is not an imitation of writing and working from the basis of historical examples, both printed and written, are a part of Evstafieva’s experience as a type designer.