Lettering workshop with Ivan Castro

Workshop / 10. 9.—11. 9. 2022 / 10:00

Lettering workshop with Ivan Castro

Workshop / 10. 9.—11. 9. 2022 / 10:00

We’ll learn how to approach a script lettering piece, from the first sketch to the final work. After practicing the foundations of brush-written calligraphy and through slide presentations and practical demonstrations, we’ll see the basics of lettering, sketching techniques, the logic of rhythm, composition and all that technical stuff that makes a difference. We’ll also see the different ways of starting a script lettering work, and everyone will get to do their own project that will consist of a logotype or a short sentence, with the help of the personal tuition of the instructor.






Day 1 (10.00–18.00 with a break)

  • Semi-formal calligraphy with a round brush.
    • Capital forms to accompany the minuscule
    • Variations on the formal structure


Day 2 (10.00–18.00 with a break)
• How to engage a lettering project in script style
• Personal project with guideness, from the first sketch to the finished work
• Closing critique


Language: English


September 10–11, 2022


MAO, Museum of architecture and design, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Deadline for applications:
30 July, 2022 


Registration fee:
300 € 
students and Tipo Brda memebrs: 270 €




Ivan Castro is a graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain, who specializes in calligraphy, lettering, and typography. His work involves everything from advertising to editorial, and from packaging to logo design and gig posters. Although Ivan claims to have no specific style, one could say that he has a strong respect for the history of popular culture. He has been working in the field for 20 years, and has been teaching calligraphy and lettering for about 15 years in the main design schools in Barcelona, such as EINA, Elisava or BAU. He travels frequently, holding workshops and giving lectures at design festivals and conferences. He’s the author of The ABC of Custom Lettering, Lettering to the Max, and two lettering online courses in the Spanish platform Domestika.


Instagram: @ivancastrolettering


Organized by: Tipo Brda society & Type Salon
Partner: MAO Slovenia



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