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Mehdi Saeedi: Calligraphic Transformation

Posted on by Angela Voulangas

Mehdi Saeedi’s artistic vision is informed by the aesthetic heritage and traditions of the Middle East. Combining his experience in classical Persian calligraphy with visual cues from the art of dance, Saeedi explores the sensual nature of writing. His work—thoroughly contemporary, masterful, shimmering with visual sleights of hand—has as its basis movement, speed, space, and … Read more

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Ismar David and the First Hebrew Typeface Family

Posted on by Angela Voulangas

Ismar David was a prolific calligrapher, type designer, illustrator, architect and educator. From the 1930s until the 1990s, he lived and worked in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York and created a manifold of exquisite designs. His most important work is considered to be the David Hebrew Typeface family. It was the first of its kind … Read more

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WORKSHOP: Letter Design & the Influence of the Pen: Calligraphy into Type and Back Again

Posted on by Carol Wahler

This course will look at the parallel worlds of type and calligraphy (hand pen lettering), how they have influenced each other over the centuries and are again today. From Gutenberg to Jenson to Aldus, 15th & 16th century early type was heavily influenced by pen lettering of the age, and over the centuries some of the best calligraphers … Read more

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