Calligraphy and Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing Course - CD Jacket WallpaperCalligraphy is making it’s way into mainstream media (print, digital, and video), and desktop publishing is one of the tools to accomplish this.  Recently I created a course called Desktop Publishing (using free and open source Scribus).  This course is available at

Scribus ( is an amazing package similar to Adobe InDesign, QuarkExpress and MS Publisher, but Scribus is free, open source and available to anyone in the world.  Scribus was used to create CAGT’s 2012-13 professional looking brochures featuring hand-done calligraphy from Mark Lurz and myself.

I am also considering offering a live two-day course on Desktop Publishing using Scribus at Neilson Park Creative Centre if there is interest from our community.  It would be two Saturdays back to back ideally.  Kindly drop a comment on this blog, or send me an email at steveczajka {at} hotmail {dot} com if you might be interested in this live course.  Forward this to anyone who might be interested.



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  1. Steve, this is right up my alley. I’d be interested in a live course. I have an outdated version of Publisher and am interested more and more in open source software. Ramona

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