Vancouver : Parallel Pen


Parallel Pen Hand Lettering

type of camp

Professional Urban Training

group size



$249 / $349

specific dates

May 23, 2015


Fluevog Gastown
65 Water Street

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


learn two distinct letter styles
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 repertoire


This Type Camp at the Fluevog HQ will help you explore hand lettering with the parallel pen applied to both Blackletter and Neuland/Lithos letterforms.

We will help you understand all the possibilities with this tool, apply letterform structure to two different historical forms, and experiment with color and 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 the parallel pen to create her masterful lettering compositions; while Shelley (and her southern accent) will encourage and assist you in moving past your fears and achieving the best hand lettering possible.

Never done this before? No problem.
All experience levels are welcome at this camp.

Type Camp promises that by the end of the day, you’ll understand the fundamentals and structure of the two distinct and historic lettering styles Neuland and Blackletter, the importance of positive and negative spacing, and much, much more, all of which are achievable with a parallel pen.

Camp begins at 10am and continues to 5pm, with a one hour lunch break at 1pm.