Wrong Letters, Part 1

Why would you want to make wrong letters? Because it’s a blast, that’s why. And because you can create black/white statements that are powerful, intriguing, and inventive. All it takes is the will to break a few rules, and a push from me. We will use an automatic pen to push and pull our 26 Latin friends into new shapes. This will be slow, deliberate work, going for maximum tension between letters and the spaces inside and between them. I have had immense fun developing this calligraphic concept, which blends influences from all the scripts I have encountered in a long career.
Please join me for the fun!

This online course will consist of three Zoom sessions:

  • One live lesson with demonstrations and an assignment for you to do in your own time.

  • One live illustrated lecture on contemporary text art, with Q&A.
  • One live crit session in which I will review a selection of the assignments posted by students, with Q&A.

* Sessions will be recorded and made available to students until November 20.

Material list

  • Automatic pen number 5

  • Black gouache

  • 3 sheets good quality paper with a bit of texture, weight160gm – 220gm  (Rives BFK, Fabriano 5 and Saunders Waterford are good)

* HANDOUTS will be sent a few days before the series begins.

Reading tip:

“Conceptual Art” by Tony Godfrey.

Dates & time

  • September 6, 13, 20 2021
  • 8:00pm Brussels time
  • 2:00pm NY time

  • 4:00am next day Sydney time

* Sessions last approximately 2 hours

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