Oktoberfest is right around the corner, and what a better way to mark the event but with classic German calligraphy. This calligraphic typeface is based on Klingspore by Rudolf Koch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Koch). This is a beautiful Gothic typeface.
This authentic calligraphy was created using a 6.0 mm Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen. It was later scanned, and digitally processed to create the gold raised effect. It was finally draped on top of the two background images. The pooling of the ink by the original calligraphy pen creates differences in height and colour. This effect mixes authentic calligraphy with modern digital arts. The digital effects were created with GIMP & Inkscape (FREE software). Read more at http://flickr.com/steveczajka. And “en Prosit!”
Watch this FREE 30 minute video to learn the basics of Scribus software. Scribus software is also FREE and it will enable you to apply your calligraphy and design skills to professional publishing documents.
The Gothic Calligraphy Course starts this Tuesday, March 18th in Toronto taught by Steve Czajka. There a only a few spots left so if you are interested please contact Steve Czajka at ( steveczajka [at] hotmail [dot] com ) soon. Seating is limited.
The above shot is an example of one of roughly 30 exemplars students will receive in this course. Read about the course at:
UPDATE: March 27. This course is in full swing now. I am in the process of creating an eBook for online or correspondence calligraphy learning. The eBook including printable exemplars will be closer to 50 pages in length and covers the materials, history, modern interpretations and my three easy keys to learning calligraphy & lettering. I am totally excited about this eBook. Details will be made available soon on this website soon.