Calligraphy with Powerful Gothics

A course by Oriol Miró Genovart , Calligrapher

Calligrapher. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2014

Master Gothic calligraphy and design a beer label

  • 99% positive reviews (304)
  • 4706 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese

Master Gothic calligraphy and design a beer label

In this online course, Oriol Miró teaches you all the secrets of Gothic calligraphy. By admiring The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry from the year 1409, and with the letter models of the great German calligrapher Rudolf Koch (1876-1934), explore all the possibilities of the Gothic fonts, touching on expression, gesture, delicacy, strength, and power. Work with different tools, from traditional metal nibs to homemade pens that you will make yourself, to create the logo for a beer label.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 23 downloads

Rudolf Koch
9 minutes, 18 seconds
Basic materials
9 minutes, 24 seconds
Basic strokes
6 minutes, 46 seconds
Basic letters
7 minutes, 38 seconds
Alphabet of lower case I
18 minutes, 42 seconds
Alphabet of lower case II
11 minutes, 20 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (304)
  • 4706 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 43m)
  • 23 additional resources (18 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Make a logo for a beer label and/or compose a calligraphy piece from a short text.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, typographers, illustrators, novice calligraphers, expert calligraphers, tattoo lovers, lettering-junkies, nib and ink addicts, heavy metal sommeliers, beer lovers, and lifelong lettering artists.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

For materials, you need a 3mm square tip Brause Bandzug metal nib, a wooden handle, fountain pen ink, and paper.


Reviews

4706 Students
304 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Oriol Miró Genovart

A course by Oriol Miró Genovart

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Oriol Miró Genovart (did you spot the "OMG"?) has been a professional calligrapher since 1994. He was first introduced to calligraphy while studying graphic design, and it immediately fascinated him. He spent hours and hours working, looking for the perfect counterforms and immaculate spaces. Since then, his obsession with letters, spacing, pens and brushes of all kinds, paper, and inks has never waned.

His work combines professional assignments with teaching, having held the title of professor at the Elisava School (UPF) in Barcelona since 1995. He also teaches at other universities, schools, and in master's and postgraduate programs. Since 2009, he has been running his own intensive calligraphy workshops near Girona, twice a year.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Oriol Miró
    • Historic context
    • Rudolf Koch
    • Basic materials
  • U2

    The Gothic lyrics of Les Grandes Heures by Duc de Berry

    • Basic strokes
    • Basic letters
    • Alphabet of lower case I
    • Alphabet of lower case II
    • Word composition and spacing
    • Capital letters
  • U3

    Gothic variations of Rudolf Koch

    • Lowercase Koch I
    • Lowercase Koch II
    • Capital letters
  • U4

    Experimentation and alternative materials

    • Change of scales
    • Square tip brush and steel brush
    • Home feathers
  • U5

    Beer label

    • Project description
    • Sketches
    • Refine the logo
    • Digitize
  • FP

    Final project

    • Calligraphy with powerful gothic

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Calligraphy with Powerful Gothics. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Oriol Miró Genovart

Calligraphy with Powerful Gothics

A course by Oriol Miró Genovart
Calligrapher. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2014
  • 99% positive reviews (304)
  • 4706 students