10/28 2021

A Conversation with Andrea Wunderlich

By |2021-11-15T12:57:29-08:00October 28, 2021|

When was the first time you picked up a calligraphy pen?

That must have been back in 1998, when I went to my first calligraphy class.

What is the best advice you ever received (lettering or otherwise)?

If you never show your work, you will never become a fulltime artist.

Why do you letter? What keeps you coming back every day?

It's the love for words and letterforms.

What is your dream project?

A mural—colorful, big lettering, bold message.

What research do you do when learning or starting something new? i.e. a new style or new project.

I'm trying to go back to the historic roots, willing to understand where forms derive from and then learn [...]
10/26 2021

A Conversation with Annie Cicale

By |2021-11-15T12:55:52-08:00October 26, 2021|

When was the first time you picked up a calligraphy pen?

High school art class. No instruction. Just ‘play.’

What is the best advice you ever received (lettering or otherwise)?

Don’t just practice. Make things. Make more than one.

Why do you letter? What keeps you coming back every day?

I love the relationships among words and images. Letters mean something in themselves, and the shapes of letters influence the meaning, or we wouldn’t be doing this.

What is your dream project?

My MFA, my book The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering were early dream projects, and a new book I’m in the beginnings of is another big dream, yeas in the conception. Also, anything that involves collaboration.What research do you do when [...]
10/21 2021

A Conversation with Carol DuBosch

By |2021-11-15T12:52:24-08:00October 21, 2021|

When was the first time you picked up a calligraphy pen?

I was 12 and chose the Lettering class at an art summer camp. We made elaborate copies of Medieval manuscript pages and I was hooked for life! My high school art teacher was a student of Lloyd J. Reynolds and made calligraphy a major part of the curriculum.

What is the best advice you ever received (lettering or otherwise)?

Lettering: A page of poorly written, well-spaced letters will look better than well-written letters poorly spaced. Life: This too shall pass.

Why do you letter? What keeps you coming back every day?

I simply find the challenge to visually communicate ideas through words, color, layout, materials, and technique [...]
10/19 2021

A Conversation with Yves Leterme

By |2021-11-15T12:50:22-08:00October 19, 2021|

When was the first time you picked up a calligraphy pen?

I had dabbled a bit before on my own with a fountain pen, but my very first experience with a Brause nib dates from May 1990.

What is the best advice you ever received (lettering or otherwise)?

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.” I came across this (abbreviated) quote early in my career and it still rings very true for me. I’ve always believed in hard work, but apparently that’s not enough, you also needs to muster up the intellectual courage to severely question the result of your efforts. [...]
10/12 2021

Conference Vision & Director introductions

By |2021-10-12T10:42:55-07:00October 12, 2021|

The Write on the Edge conference is being put together by two Bay Area calligraphers. Debra and Rick’s backgrounds and skill sets are different, but they are committed to working together to create a conference full of love for their community and letters. Let’s take a moment to get to know them and their ideas for this conference a little better. Debra Ferreboeuf Debra Ferreboeuf & the door to her wisteria covered studio  How did you get started with Calligraphy?Calligraphy became a part of my life in 1975 with my first classes in Eugene, Oregon with Fran Strom and the Valley Calligraphy Guild. I’ve had stops and starts along [...]

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