Dave Simons kindly shared his wonderful flourishing skills with us in this live workshop. Fifteen people attended and Dave gave us a comprehensive rundown of the link between his speciality, copperplate, and its modern equivalent. We practised individual letter shapes and capitals and then wrote words and phrases taking care to use sympathetic ligatures. We did a joint project writing individual words which Dave then assembled into a balanced layout. The whole day was great fun and Dave was an excellent tutor.
The following pictures are some of our works-in-progress.