uncials & hybrids

After the Roman capital letter ended its dominance as the preferred official script of the Roman Empire around 400 AD, the uncials developed as a script easier and quicker to write, and suitable for the writing of longer and continuous texts. It was influenced by Roman cursive which was used for informal notes. It is situated between majuscules and minuscules historically, and we can use the uncials as a springboard for the creation of hybrids and offsprings.

Welcome to a three day summer school packed with demos, talks and contents!


The Uncial script is round, friendly and soft in appearance. Its theory is easy to understand, and it is a little easier to master than the Roman capitals it grew out of. There are many ways of modernising it, and I will demonstrate how to bring greater subtlety and life to the strokes.


We can also let it influence both our majuscules and our minuscules; it lends itself very well to the creation of hybrid shapes.


Drawn letters


Skill at drawing letters will bridge the gap between the calligraphic and the typographic letter, but will also let us branch out into signwriting and applied lettering of all kinds. I will do a short session on drawing letters with a pencil at the end of the summer school.


– Slack for communication, feedback and comments.

– Access to video on YouTube for two months after the last day.

– Follow up private classes with discounts for participants.


When: 25th–26th–27th of June. 19:00–21:00 CEST

How: Interactive online workshop, live using Zoom .

Price: 130 Euros


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