Legacy of Letters 2013 Tour and Workshop Options

Legacy of Letters 2013 Tour and Workshop Options

For the first time Legacy of Letters is offering shorter options to its full ten day tour and workshop. Here are the various choices:

Full Tour and Workshops with Tony Di Spigna and Lucio Passerini
Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, July 4
$3775 / €2900 regular price
$3500 / €2690 student discount
Details at http://www.paulshawletterdesign.com/category/tours-talks/legacy-of-letters/

Punches for swash capitals by Giambattista Bodoni.

Optional Post-Tour trip to Parma (Museo Bodoniano)
Thursday, July 4 through Friday, July 5
$360 / €275 single-room occupancy
$300 / €230 per person/double-room occupancy
Details available upon request

The post-tour trip to Parma will include visits to the Museo Bodoniano, the Biblioteca Palatina and an archaeological museum. It will be a rare opportunity to see punches, matrices and books by Giambattista Bodoni as well as Renaissance manuscripts, incunabula and Roman inscriptions (metal as well as stone). There will be time for participants to explore Parma—the city of parmigiano and prosciutto—on their own.

Spencerian lettering for Codex 2 by Tony Di Spigna. Inked stage. 2012.

Spencerian Lettering workshop with Tony Di Spigna (http://tonydispigna.com)
Wednesday, June 26; Thursday, June 27 and Saturday, June 29
$650 / €500 regular price
$600 / €460 student discount

Participants in the Spencerian Lettering workshop will learn the basics of drawing pointed pen script letters (the kind found in George Bickham’s The Univeral Penman). The focus will be on creating a design rather than just individual letters. This is a unique opportunity since Spencerian lettering is something rarely taught in graphic design programs or in workshops run by calligraphy societies.

The workshop begins on Wednesday morning and ends on Saturday night with a group dinner, which is included in the price of registration. The registration fee includes the full workshop, all necessary calligraphy supplies, and the final group dinner. It does not include accommodation, other meals, or any other expenses.

On Friday, June 28, the rest of the tour will take a day trip to Padua to see manuscripts and incunabula at the Biblioteca del Seminario Vescovile, visit the archaeological museum to see Roman inscriptions, and see Renaissance monuments and medieval inscriptions around the city. Participants in the Di Spigna workshop who want to come along should contact us for details.

Diana Pasovski adjusting wood type for her personal keepsake. 2012.

Typesetting and Letterpress Printing Workshop with Lucio Passerini (http://www.ilbuontempo.it)
Monday, July 1 through Thursday, July 4
$900 / €690 regular price
$800 / €610 student discount

Milanese printmaker and printer Lucio Passerini will direct the letterpress workshop. He will teach participants how to set metal type and oversee the printing. Participants in the workshop will collaborate on a group keepsake—using the Tipoteca’s extensive wood type collection—honoring Giambattista Bodoni in this bicentennial year of his death. They will also have the opportunity to create an individual keepsake.

The workshop begins on Monday morning and ends on Thursday night with a group dinner, which is included in the price of registration. The registration fee includes the full workshop, all necessary printing supplies, and the final group dinner. It does not include accommodations, other meals, or any other expenses.

Workshop Combo: Lettering+Letterpress: Wednesday, June 26 through Thursday, July 4
$1400 / €1075 regular price
$1300 / €990 student discount

The workshops begin on Wednesday morning and end on Thursday night with a group dinner, which is included in the price of registration. The registration fee includes the full workshops, all necessary calligraphy and printing supplies, and two group dinners; it does not include accommodation, other meals, or any other expenses.

Additional information
For workshop-only options, we can put you in contact with local accommodations, etc. upon request. Contact Alta at alprice@textuality.org.

Legacy of Letters Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Legacy-of-Letters/175239115856555

Tipoteca Italiana website (where the workshops are held): http://www.tipoteca.it/