Pointed Pen Lettering
type of camp
Professional Urban Training
$249 / $349
October 2, 2015
Book Arts LA
11720 Washington Place
Los Angeles, CA
learn the traditional dip pen
explore italic letterform fundamentals
understand letter structure and spacing
experiment with curls and flourishes
stretch yourself to make unique forms
design for practical use or for fun
increase your letterform repertoire
This Type Camp at the Los Angeles Book Arts Center will help you explore Copperplate lettering with the pointed pen. We’ll dip it into our favourite walnut ink and experiment with flourished forms known from the 1800’s, often referred to as ‘copperplate’ lettering.
We will help you understand all the possibilities with this tool, understand the italic letterform structure, and even experiment with additional ornamental add-ons. With both expertise and a giggle or two, Xandra will even share some of her inky secrets in how she uses her dip pens to create fluid and flourished forms; while Shelley (and her southern accent) will encourage and assist you in moving past your fears and achieving the best hand lettering possible.
Type Camp promises that by the end of the day, you’ll understand the fundamentals and structure of the copperplate lettering style, the ins and outs of lettering with a traditional dip pen, and much, much more.
All experience levels are welcome at this camp.