Van de Velde’s Famous Flourishes

From computers to cellphones, Twitter to Facebook, the typed word dominates our daily life. With the increasing proliferation of digital technologies, access to writing has become almost universal.  In the 17th century, however, writing was a skill reserved for an educated subset within the European population. Calligraphy, referred to as the “Tenth Muse,” was considered an art form, and its practitioners were often trained schoolmasters.
calligraphy, Jan Van de Velde, engraving, handwriting, flourishes, Netherlands, typography

Fritz Kredel, Woodcutter and Book Illustrator/Hermann Zapf, Calligrapher and Type Designer: A Joint Exhibition

Fritz Kredel, Hermann Zapf, illustration, calligraphy, woodcuts, prints, book jackets, book plates, typography

Writing and Reading

This exhibition addresses the design evolution of the written word. It surveys printing, writing, and the book arts, and includes an enormous variety of objects: papyrus documents, stone inscriptions, stamps, cylinders, pens, quills, writing sticks, felt-tip markers, typewriters, a word-processor, wax tablets, skins, desks, examples of calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, bindings, and end papers.
writing, bookbinding, illustrated books, calligraphy, typewriters, pens, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350437