Mix & Match: Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

1-Day Workshop

Tuesday, July 6 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Design

Mix & Match by Aline Kaori and GuiMenga
Mix & Match Calligraphy with Aline Kaori and Gui Menga
Mix & Match Calligraphy with Aline Kaori and Gui Menga

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Description

How can we shape letterforms to tell different stories?

In this workshop, students will learn different methods to create custom letterforms and explore their expressive potential. We’ll bridge the gap between writing, drawing, and designing by mixing calligraphy and lettering techniques—while looking into how design decisions can affect the story that’s being told.

Get ready to get inky! Students will have a hands-on experience, from playing with a wide range of calligraphic tools and shapes, to learning how to refine and finalize a wordmark—ready to be applied as a logotype, book cover/movie title, or part of an advertisement campaign, poster, album cover, and so on.

Gui and Aline will guide you through every step of the fun process of exploring letterform variations, offering inspiring visual references, instructional content, live demonstrations, and supporting you during this journey through Q&As and feedback. This workshop is open to all levels—both beginners and more advanced students are sure to get a kick out of the fun experiments and learn about the different processes for letterform-making.

Supplies

Required Materials

  • Felt-tip brush pen (preferably dark; recommended brands: Tombow dual, Sakura Koi or Faber-Castell)
  • Parallel pen (preferably 3,8 mm—green cap) or closest felt-tip kind (like Zig, Staedtler Calligraphy, Sakura Calligrapher, etc)
  • Any soft pencil (for outlines and filling shapes)
  • Tracing, layout, vellum or any translucent paper, A4/Letter size
  • Bond paper or any 90gsm+ paper, A4/Letter size

Optional

  • Calligraphy inks, Higgins Eternal, or Pelikan 4001 Ink (preferably dark). Sumi, India ink, and gouache are okay too (though not for use with the parallel pen)
  • Any other calligraphic tools that you might have and wish to experiment with (e.g.: cola/ruling pen, pointed and broad-edged nibs or brushes, markers, toothbrushes, tree sticks, etc)

This is a team-taught Workshop.

Gemma Black Legacies III

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Gemma Black Legacies III

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https://guimenga.com/

WORKSHOP LINKS

YUKIMI ANNAND
Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy

PAUL ANTONIO
Fraktur In Its Glory

SUZIE BERINGER
The Unconventional Pointed Pen

GEMMA BLACK
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence

TROY BOOKS
Itty Bitty Books

IVAN CASTRO
Basic Rudolf Koch:
Blackletter Und Neuland

MARCO CHIOINO
In Search of the Essential

ANNIE CICALE
Value Contrast: Exploring the Grey Areas
Word Meets Image on the Page

BARBARA CLOSE
Letters & Blossoms
Graphite Explorations

SUZANNE CUNNINGHAM
Beginning Copperplate Script

JUDY DETRICK
A Letter and a Rectangle

CAROL DUBOSCH
Ben Shahn Lettering
Bone Script: Bookhand with a Twist
Stamp Carving

DEBORAH DUTTON
Buttonhole Art Journal

JOANNE FINK
Contemporary Ensō Circles
Expressions of Faith

JESSIE FORA
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering

MARCIA FRIEDMAN
Morphing Monograms

CONNIE FURGASON
Season Leaves Booklet

RISA GETTLER
(M) Painting Knotty Letters
Visigothic Versals

TAMER GHONEIM
Gothic Lettering Magic with Procreate
Blackletter Circles on Steroids
Hand-Lettered Abstract Paintings

CLAUDIO GIL
Bruta LaGrafia, Calligraphy Beyond Styles 2-Day

MIKE GOLD
Breaking the Rules
Spontaneous Creation
(M) Variations in A

KEN HARRIS
Medieval Illuminating Techniques
Traditional Raised & Burnished Gilding

HEATHER HELD
The Glittering Vine
Victorian Frames & Labels

NANCY HILLS
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots

THOMAS HOYER
Dynamic Textures
Ruling Pens Beyond the Rules
The Alchemist’s Magic

CARRIE IMAI
Playful Letters
Mark My Words
(T) Mastering Italic
(M) Blame It On The Tools

GINA JONAS
Moto: Movement and Touch
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique

ALINE KAORI
Mix and Match:
Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

BILL KEMP
Engrosser's Script

SALMAN KHATTAK
French Roundhand
Introduction to Riqa Calligraphy (Arabic)
(M) Pen to Pixels
(M) Lines & Tines

ROB LEUSCHKE
Tool2Type

MARTA MAPELLI
Expressive Pointed Italic
Pointed Brush

HEATHER MARTINEZ
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!

ELIZABETH MCKEE
Pointed Brush for Beginners

GUI MENGA
Mix and Match:
Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

HOLLY MONROE
Decorated Letters
Italic Lettering - Basics & Beyond
(M) The Business of Calligraphy
(M) Lettering on Vellum

SUZANNE MOORE
In the Glow of Gouache
Page Dazzle: Patent Leaf Gilding

BARRY MORENTZ
Morphing Monograms

LORNA MULLIGAN
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint

MICHELE NIDENOFF
(M) Decorative Borders w/Simple Tools
(M) Watercolor & Lettering with Masking Techniques

AMY NIELSEN
(M) A Handwriting Called Petrarch

CORA PEARL
Monoline Lettering with a 'B' Nib
Monoline Lettering Techniques
(T) Foundation Tune-up Class
Hand Lettering with the Folded Pen

SALLY PENLEY
Sensational Sumi!
(M) Pastel Dusting Technique
(M) Pleated Scroll Book

JAN PICKETT
Creative Colour for All Occasions
Embossing with Extra Pizazz!
Letters Unlimited

ALI RICCARDO
Graffiti Writing - The New York Lesson
Rudolf Says

ROBBIE SASLOW
(M) Playing With Pens & Pencils
Round & Robust: Exploring Uncial
Simple & Semitic

LINDA SCHNEIDER
The Graceful Marker: Pointed Brush Script
Calligraphy on the Go!
Calligraphy on the Go! Writing On Glass

CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MARINA SORIA
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape
Weaving Words

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN
Cold Wax Calligraphic Abstracts
Markmaking, Words & Art
(M) Calligraphy & Mark Making with the Gel Plate
(M) Mini Book Madness

JANET TAKAHASHI
The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering

NINA TRAN
Flourishes Unraveled

JERRY TRESSER
(M) The Techniques and Secrets to Raised Gilding

ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals

MARK VAN STONE
Versals
Versals & White Vine Decoration

JURGEN VERCAEMST
Colorful Lettering Composition

JULIE WILDMAN
Akim Variations and Long Compositions
Alphabet Book
The Inside Curve Alphabet

ELEANOR WINTERS
Copperplate Boot Camp
Gothicized Italic