Write On Calligraphers | Gothicized Italic with Barry Morentz

Gothicized Italic with Barry Morentz

Date(s): 05/01/2016 - 05/02/2016
9:30 am - 4:30 pm



Gothicized Italic with Barry Morentz


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Edward Johnston’s last major manuscript hand, developed in 1924, was a compressed Foundational characterized by a rich, dense texture quite similar to a Gothic Textura. The name Gothicized Italic is, however, somewhat misleading, because the forms themselves bear little, if any, affinity to Italian Renaissance styles. Yet because of its compressed, pointed character, and when written on a slight slope, it does take on something of the lively rhythm of Italic, culminating in an evocative, often sumptuous style of writing. It is most effective for wedding invitations, formal documents, and some poetry. In this workshop we begin by looking at Johnston’s forms and their historical antecedents. Then we zoom into the 21st century and consider the forms stripped of anachronisms, and apply modern techniques to make them more viable. Day 1 deals with the minuscules and the rhythm of writing and spacing. On Day 2 we will work with the variables that create an entirely different feel, as well as with the bounty of styles that permit us to create an endless repertory of Capitals.


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*This is an intermediate class or above with prior experience and some fluidity in Foundational and Italic required.

Click on the link provided to download the registration form: Gothicized Italic

Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2, 2016 – 9:30am – 4:30pm
At Art Works, 201 – 2nd Avenue S., Edmonds, WA
$120.00 WOC members, $145.00 non-members, $150 non-member Canadian
One scholarship may be available.

Mail on or after March 14 – Early applications will end up at the bottom of the inkwell.
Confirmation & supply list will be sent via email. Priority will be given to WOC members.

Make check payable to WOC and send with registration form to:
WOC Workshop, c/o Cathy Shiovitz, 7012 28th Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA 98115

Refund policy: Full refunds will be given 1 month in advance of a workshop. 50% refunds up to 2 weeks prior to a workshop. No refunds less than 2 weeks prior to the workshop unless the place can be filled from the waiting list. All refunds are subject to a $10 administration fee. Questions? Contact Cathy Shiovitz at [email protected] or Brigitte Hefferan at [email protected]

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