Known for his large paintings combining imagery and calligraphic text, RANDALL M. HASSON is an artist, calligrapher, instructor and speaker who has appeared on the faculty of national and international arts, lettering arts, and educational conferences since 1998. He has appeared as a mainstage presenter and/or teacher with lecture topics covering public art, art history, the painting process, collaborative art projects, and the history of writing including the recent invention of the ADLaM alphabet which originated in western Africa. He is the co-editor of the 24th (centennial) edition of the Speedball Textbook, and is currently writing a history titled the Speedball Story: Teaching America How to Letter, due to be published in 2022.