Archive for the ‘Calligraphy’ Category

Taiwanese scroll makers share their secrets

Monday, April 27th, 2009


The Epoch Times reports on a father-son scroll-making business in Taiwan. The bulk of their employment comes from calligraphers and painters of Chinese calligraphy, who require scrolls. In the article, the father and son explain the ancient but little-practiced procedure for producing scrolls.The article is part of a series of articles about Chinese calligraphy in Taiwan. The other articles in the series deal with papermaking and learning the art of calligraphy.

Above: Matting and framing paintings and scrolls are the final steps in creating a work of Chinese art. The process, though simple, requires a delicate hand because Chinese paintings are done on rice paper or silk. Here, Chen mats a calligraphic scroll in his and his father’s workshop in Taipei. (photo by Matthew Robertson/The Epoch Times)

—Paul Razzell

Hermann Zapf at 90

Saturday, April 11th, 2009


The 35th Annual William A. Dwiggins Lecture celebrates the legendary designer Hermann Zapf in his nintieth year. Matthew Carter will assess Zapf’s contribution to type design while Jerry Kelly will present Zapf’s achievment as a master calligrapher.

When: Tuesday April 21, at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston Street

Admission: free

Hosted by: The Society of Printers and the Boston Public Library

–Paul Razzell