Card with raised design

The final assignment for my class was to make a custom card for another person in the group. Card recipients were assigned randomly, and we could ask them a few questions about their preferences. The person receiving my card said

Blackletter cities

This week, I was studying fraktur capitals, and my homework assignment was to write out a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet. I chose to write a list of US cities. There are many different styles of writing

Roman capitals with John Stevens

In October, I went to Cheerio for the first time to take a workshop with John Stevens on Roman capitals. First of all, I would like to point out that Camp Cheerio is in a beautiful place, and the view

Uncials with Ewan Clayton

The biggest lesson I took away from this class is that there is no single Uncial alphabet, but instead there are different historic variations. We explored different manuscripts and came up with a self-consistent hand, where pen angle, stroke weight

Gilding with Peter Thornton

Gilding is another one of those things that I knew nothing about. It's one thing to admire someone else's beautiful work, and another to have a deep understanding of the techniques they used to create the piece. I will have

Brush class with Carl Rohrs

There is one tool that I have always found to be particularly challenging: the brush. I became especially aware of this after taking a sing-painting workshop, and seeing how all of my letters were complete garbage. When Seattletters conference came

Trajans with Yves Leterme

I signed up for an online Trajans class with Yves, and it was great. I learned a lot, even though I did get to the most interesting (and most challenging) part of the class — brush letters. I would definitely take