Foundation Meets Bone…

Aug 9, 2010   //   by Blog Bomber   //   Classes, Page 1  //  No Comments

The Foundation alphabet was aptly named by Edward Johnston as it is based on Carolingian, an early Humanist Roman hand and became the “foundation” for a calligraphy revival in the early 1900’s.

This class will begin with a study of the beautiful, strong, round Foundation alphabet and then morph into the Bone alphabet which was the brain child of Jacqueline Svaren as an exercise to loosen up the rigid pen holds and stiff hands of her students. Bone is based on the very formal Carolingian, but is manipulated to the MAX to create a wild, amorphous, sexy alphabet.

Two alphabets with one form – sharpen up your Foundation and learn some new tricks with your pen to do the manipulated Bone alphabet. The beautiful thing that happens once you master these manipulated letters, is that this skill integrates into your other alphabets and gives them that life and bounce that you drool over in books and at exhibits, but were not quite sure how to get into your own.


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