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The Letters of Imre Reiner

  • March 11, 2023
  • (PST)
  • March 12, 2023
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • March 11, 2023, 9:30 AM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • March 12, 2023, 9:30 AM 4:30 PM (PST)
  • Zoom - Online

Presenter: Julie Wildman


Sponsor: San Diego SfC


March 11-12, 2022  9:30am - 4:30pm (with 1 hr break for lunch)


About the workshop: Imre Reiner was born in 1900 in Versec, Hungary. He was an artist, type designer and graphic designer who studied at the Staatliche Bildhauerschule Zalatua (Zalatua State Sculpture School), the Kunstgewerbeschule Frankfurt (Frankfurt School of the Arts and Crafts), and the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in Stuttgart, where type designer, Ernst Schneidler, was his teacher. After a brief stint as a graphic designer in London, Paris, New York and Chicago, he returned to study with Schneidler, and from 1931 onwards, he lived and worked in Ruvigliana near Lugano, Switzerland as a painter, graphic designer and illustrator. 

   During his career, he created over 14 typefaces and more than 100 handdrawn alphabets. His calligraphic style is  distinc­tively his own: abstract and playful, yet drawing from his more formal, traditional lettering education. His career as an illustrator also clearly influenced his calligraphic style.

   In this class, we will look at many samples of Reiner’s work, inclu­ding his illustrations, drawn letters and typefaces. We will analyze how he created his letterforms, then try tools and exercises to mimic his style until it becomes our own. All levels. This workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

 About Julie: Julie Wildman is a professional in the fields of graphic design, commercial lettering, calligraphy and workshops.

   Her calligraphic expertise is sought after for staff development classes, onsite promotional events, community programs, lettering conferences, and personal growth workshops both locally and throughout the U.S. and Canada.

   For more info about Julie: https://www.wildmandesigns.com/

Cost: $75, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

Pay by check or Paypal

REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. You are not registered until you have confirmation from the workshop coordinator, Kristi Darwick.


Questions? Contact KristiDarwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org

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. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. No refunds unless you space can be filled from the waitlist. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. 

 Please make your check payable to SfC, and send to Kristi Darwick, 2455 Oakleaf Canyon Rd, Walnut, CA 91789-3435.   Please write the workshop name in the memo space.  Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf.  Or contact Kristi to inquire about paying for membership via PayPal.

   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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