Los Angeles : Blackletter


Blackletter with the Parallel Pen

type of camp

Professional Urban Training

group size



$295 / $395

specific dates

April 16, 2016


Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography
870-950 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105

This camp is now over, though head on over to our blog and read all about it.


learn a historical lettering style
explore letterform fundamentals
understand positive & negative letter space
experiment with contrast and technique
stretch yourself to make unique forms
design for practical use or for fun
increase to your letterform repertoir


This Type Camp, co-sponsored by the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography, will help you explore a variety of historical and modern Blackletter letterforms.

Blackletter is dramatic, and let’s face it who doesn’t want a little drama now and then?!  We will explore the traditional method for writing Textura, the cleanest and least round of all it’s blackletter counterparts, with an outcome of a mass of texture that is always appealing. Later in the day we will pair it up with some Fraktur capital letters, which can make even a single word look amazing.

Learn how to use the parallel pen, one of the most versatile tools around for broad edge lettering, hone your spacing analysis and techniques which will aid you in writing any other letterform, and develop the skill necessary to write a basic black-letter alphabet.

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