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Roman Capitals in Pencil with Christopher Haanes


  • 14 Sillwood Road Brighton, England, BN1 2LF United Kingdom (map)

This workshop gives an excellent introduction to typefaces, type design and calligraphy. These are essential shapes, and make up the back bone of sans serif typefaces and written or drawn Roman Capitals. We will look at the proportions of the letters and their geometrical relevance to one another as well as doing some freehand writing, including discussions about optical spacing.

An introduction to the formal Roman Capital forms with internationally acclaimed calligrapher and bookdesigner Christopher Haanes (see below). A focus on pencil-made letters and their proportions, as well as their relationship to contemporary typographic shapes.

DATES : Saturday, 12 January, 11:00 to 5:30 & Sunday, 13 January, 10:00 to 4:30

COST : £ 190 This class is designed for Beginners to Advanced calligraphers/designers. Discount when registering two or more classes.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by January 1st to secure spot.

CONTACT : info@brightoncalligraphy.com - email Megan to register or for more info


Christopher Haanes from Oslo, Norway, earned a Diploma with merit in calligraphy from Roehampton Institute and became a fellow of the SSI in 1989. He has taught graphic designers for more than 20 years, as well as workshops throughout Europe, Asia, North & South America. He has published several books on calligraphy and lettering as well as several articles and essays. His work is published in several international books and magazines, including Letter Arts Review.

Earlier Event: September 4
Summer School w/ Ewan
Later Event: January 20
Drop-In & Pop-In day