Rustics Rejuvenated – on 16th October

Mary’s example rustics

Mary Noble will be presenting this workshop to us on 16th October at Highnam. The ancient script of Rustics is not a hand we naturally turn to but it can look very stylish.

Mary says, The unusually steep pen angle of Rustics singled them out as freaks even in their time, so we can explore how those early rule-breakers can be exploited today, trying non-standard writing tools as well as the conventional. This is not a very exacting workshop, emphasis will be on playing with letterforms.  However, we will begin by considering the heritage, as a starter reference point, but after that there are many ways to create new styles that may well look completely different from their ancestors!

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