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Calligraphy for Non-Calligraphers: How to Approximate Pointed Nib Typeface Design—Part 2 of 2

How can you apply the shapes and theories of pointed nib calligraphy to a typography design? In this workshop, participants will be guided to approach the use of the pointed nib in calligraphic styles such as copperplate or Spencerian, to understand from the practice characteristics that can be translated further back to typographical language such… Continue reading Calligraphy for Non-Calligraphers: How to Approximate Pointed Nib Typeface Design—Part 2 of 2

Calligraphy for Non-Calligraphers: How to Approximate Pointed Nib Typeface Design—Part 1 of 2

This workshop will be conducted during two three-hour sessions over the course of two days. You must sign up for both sessions in order to confirm your participation. How can you apply the shapes and theories of pointed nib calligraphy to a typography design? In this workshop, participants will be guided to approach the use… Continue reading Calligraphy for Non-Calligraphers: How to Approximate Pointed Nib Typeface Design—Part 1 of 2

Typography for New and Better Readers: A Study of the Identification of Typographic Forms among Early Readers

With the goal of developing a typeface capable of performing well in children’s books, Dafne Martínez and Sandra García conducted an analysis of fonts used in reading-instruction books distributed in Mexican public schools. The pair based their research on prior studies, which indicated that the biggest hurdles children face when learning to read are presented… Continue reading Typography for New and Better Readers: A Study of the Identification of Typographic Forms among Early Readers