Wed, Mar 06|
Modernizing Copperplate with Master Penman Mike Kecseg
To create a more modern and expressive script, Master Penman Mike Kecseg will show how a strong foundation in copperplate is desirable. He’ll be demonstrating some of these techniques and sharing some examples of his work. Members: free | Nonmembers: $10 Members need not register
Time & Location
Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
About the event
Pointed Pen scripts have become more popular in the last few years. It seems everyone enjoys
doing modern scripts and personal variations yet fail to have a strong foundation on which to
base their letterforms. In this program I’ll show how learning a formal copperplate can serve as a
jumping off point to create a more modern and expressive script. I’ll be demonstrating some of
these techniques and sharing some examples of my work.
Mike Kecseg began doing calligraphy when he worked as an engrosser. Since 1984
he has owned and operated Pen Graphics Studio, Inc. He has been on the faculty
of thirteen International Calligraphy Conferences and five IAMPETH conferences.
He has taught workshops throughout the country specializing in the pointed pen.
His work has been exhibited widely and can be seen in various publications
including Letter Arts Review, Lettering Arts, The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy
Techniques, Calligraphy Crush and The Speedball Textbook including the cover of
the 23 rd edition. His calligraphy is included in the permanent collection of the
Newberry Library. He was inducted as an IAMPETH Master penman in 2002 and
has earned an IAMPETH Certificate of Excellence in Engrosser’s Script in 2019.