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Drawn and Built-up Capitals - Study of Hermann Kilian's Work

  • June 11, 2021
  • (PDT)
  • June 13, 2021
  • (PDT)
  • 3 sessions
  • June 11, 2021, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM (PDT)
  • June 12, 2021, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • June 13, 2021, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - online

Instructor: Yukimi Annand

Sponsored by the SAN DIEGO Chapter

About this workshop:

Hermann Kilian (1929 – 2004) was a German calligrapher, typographer, book designer whose work was epitomized by classical simplicity with an underlying tension within every letter. Since I first saw his original work at the Klingspor Museum Offenbach his works have been my spiritual nourishments. I have been studying his works and have been asking how his surprising works were created.

In this workshop, I will share my study of drawn Capital letters.  It starts with  reviewing  the forms of Roman Capitals, and then studying Kilian's works with tracing exercises. We will analyze his letterforms and layout, and write individual chosen texts using some of his styles. The technical instructions given in this workshop are designed to help you become proficient in using your tool to draw built-up capital letters. I hope this study will increase your interest in drawn capitals, as well as give you new ideas of drawn letters. 

Please note: This workshop is geared toward Intermediate to Advanced students.

Workshop recording will be available for a month following the event. 

About Yukimi:

Yukimi Annand is a calligrapher, lettering and book artist based in Southern California. She grew up in Japan and has a visual communication design background. She is passionate about the beauty of Roman alphabet and creates unique artwork with her love of calligraphic mark-making incorporated with nature. She has given over 100 workshops since 2011 in the US, Canada, Japan and European countries. Her work has been frequently shown in Letter Arts Review as well as other calligraphic journals and books and has been included in calligraphy collections in Berlin, San Francisco, and Moscow.

Contact: Kristi Darwick

$124 via Paypal or check

Other Info:

5 percent administrative fee for those requesting refunds

Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed  in on one device); access to a printer is required to print some of the handouts.


WORKSHOP IS FULL. Conflicts  come up and occasionally, registrants need to drop.  To be added to the wait list, please contact Kristi Darwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org.

Workshop is limited to16 participants. Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, we recommend that your payment arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

Please send your check payable to SfC to: Kristi Darwick, 2455 Oakleaf Canyon Rd, Walnut, CA 91789-3435.

Questions? E-mail Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org workshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

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