The idea for Designer Type came to me around 2010 while working on a piece called, “Wild Horses.” I was using a common graphic design technique called ‘paste up.’ I had used paste up in the 1980s where I created an entire composition based on the best lines of calligraphy, then paste them onto an artboard — an old school technique prior to the digital age. Continue reading →
So many people have asked me how to move authentic traditional calligraphy & illustrations into the digital world. I started calligraphy back in the 1980s, and my first digital calligraphy piece was around the mid 1990s when “Pagemaker” was king. All of my calligraphy today is still authentically created by hand, but the vast majority of my work is digitally post processed. Here are my recommended steps to get you started into this totally creative world of digital calligraphy. Continue reading →
I recently completed some work for an awards program. I have done this for the past few years. While it is a great deal of effort, it is rewarding for me as a designer. This years program consisted of Continue reading →
Do you want to improve your digital art designs? As a designer you have a split second to attract someone to your product, as it is competing with so many others. Or maybe this is for internal use such as business presentations? And you want people to buy into your ideas. Or maybe you just really enjoy digital arts as hobby and want to make the best of that? This course can help you with that and more! Continue reading →
This website has changed from “The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto” to “Toronto Calligraphy” owned and operated by Steve Czajka. The goal of this website is to promote online calligraphy courses and digital arts learning to anyone around the world. I plan to offer
More online courses
FREE tips and tricks for calligraphers
A gallery of calligraphic works & my artistic process remarks (coming soon)
An annual calligraphy publication (magazine or hardcopy book) (coming soon)
Anyone to submit their works for posting on this website and inclusion into the publication (coming soon)
Designer Typefaces (coming soon)
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This new website is NOT associated with the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto.
Learn how to create personalized greeting cards using GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus. This year I decided to change things up a bit and do some cards for my family, friends, co-workers and calligraphy guild members (card exchange). Continue reading →