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Stunt Roman Capitals

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



SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)


Join us for Stunt Roman Capitals where we take our beloved Roman capitals out for a spin -- Speedball style!

Stunt Roman is a lettering style developed in the 1920s by Ross F. George, inventor of the Speedball pens and co-author of the original Speedball Textbook. Known for its contrasting wide round letters and narrow vertical ones, Stunt Roman is easy to learn and fun to write.

In this class, we will learn the basic Roman capital skeleton forms and how they transform into George's Stunt Roman letters as well as a few variations from his Draftsman & Architect 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. 


  • Marker Layout (e.g. Borden & Riley Boris Layout #37, Canson XL, etc.)
  • Your choice of monoline writing tool (e.g. mechanical pencil, ball point pens, gel pens, fine liners, etc.)
  • Ruler
  • 2-3 paper clips
  • Low-tack tape (e.g. artist's tape, washi tape, etc.)


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.

Your registration is complete ONLY after completing the above TWO steps.

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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