Friday, 8 February 2013

Monograms and Ciphers

Welcome to Hemel Hempstead Scribes
A friendly group of people
who meet every Friday from 11.30 am - 2.30pm
at Bennetts End Community Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, UK.

Monograms and Ciphers

Each week we have the choice of working on our own projects or the topic set by our tutor and we get to see the results of everybody's labours over the preceding week.

Last week the set subject was Monograms and Ciphers. Both are similar and used interchangeably as a method of representing a set of initials, either of an individual, couple, or entity such as a company.

In a monogram the letters are intertwined while in a cipher the letters are separated. 

Here is a lovely copperplate monogram.

Next week: Letterheads and Business Cards.

This broadsheet was written in
gouache with a chalk background added. 
The quote is by Charles M Schulz.

Free Taster SessionIf you live in the Hertfordshire area, why not pop in for a free session? Calligraphy is our passion - who knows, it may soon be yours. We cater for all levels, from the complete beginner to those wishing to study for CLAS qualifications and everybody in between. Beautiful lettering has a long history, and can come in many forms, from the traditional to ultra-modern, but you do not need to have good handwriting to learn this absorbing art-form.

Call in to see us and find out if Calligraphy might be for you.

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1 comment:

  1. What a nice, friendly, bunch of people!
    Can't wait to see more calligraphy from you all.


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