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January 2020 General Meeting

January 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

PROGRAM TITLE: “A Legacy of Letters: Hermann Zapf”

PROGRAM DESRIPTION

This program celebrates the work of one of the most influential letter designers of our time: Hermann Zapf.  In a career that spanned over seven decades, Zapf worked as a calligrapher, typeface creator, book artist, author and teacher. He created around 200 typefaces in numerous alphabets, including Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, and Cherokee. Hisflexibility in designing letterforms for changing technologies and multiple languages is legendary.

We will see many examples of his beautiful work, including a rare, short film of Zapf himself demonstrating his calligraphic techniques as a consultant to Hallmark Cards. We will also share in the wit and wisdom of his design philosophy and discuss how we might apply it to our own work.

Come and learn more about the man who elegantly shaped the world of modern letters. We have so much to learn from him!

EARLY BIRD TITLE: “Selected Samples: Hermann Zapf”

EARLY BIRD DESRIPTION

A display of books, calligraphy, illustrations, typefaces and computer fonts from the distinguished career of Hermann Zapf. 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
January 2
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Christ Episcopal Church – Parish Hall
510 Belknap Place
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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