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Stunt Roman

  • April 20, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online via Zoom



SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)


Stunt Roman is a playful variation of Roman letters characterized by contrasting round, chonky letters and slender vertical ones.  It was developed and published by William H. Gordon in his “Unique & Eccentric Letters” in 1915 and further developed by Ross F. George, his Speedball partner, in their Speedball Textbooks.

In this 4-hour workshop, we'll be taking our beloved basic monoline Roman letters out for a spin Speedball style!

This workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

Zoom invitation and handouts, if any, will be sent out a few days prior to workshop date. 


  • Mechanical Pencil (0.5mm or varying sizes, if you have them)

  • Eraser
  • Marker layout paper (e.g. Canson XL, Canson Pro-Layout, Borden & Riley, etc.)

Optional: other monoline tools (e.g. fine liners, gel pens, ball points, fountain pens etc.) Use what you have; don't get crazy.


Nina Tran is a calligrapher and mom of 3 living in Van Nuys, California. She teaches a variety of scripts, including Copperplate, Spencerian, and Blackletter. When she is not fiddling with letters, she enjoys reading, sketching, knitting, and hiking.


1) First, register by clicking the "REGISTER" button at the top left of this page2) Then, make payment by PayPal or check. Workshop fee is $36

To pay by check or if you have any questions, email sfc.solarnibs@gmail.com.

Registration is for Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. For membership, please go to: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Membership.pdf

NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior 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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