Uncial Calligraphy for Beginners

A course by Joaquín Seguí
Graphic Designer Specializing in Calligraphy. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2018
, Graphic Designer Specializing in Calligraphy

Learn to design modern letters that are full of personality

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (127)
  • 2079 students

Learn to design modern letters that are full of personality

Every artist or creator has to push themselves to find and test their limits.
Designer and calligrapher Joaquín Seguí explores his own in each of his projects, analyzing what he can do by hand—drawing, making letters, or cutting paper—and what he can do digitally. He uses mixed techniques in his work as a calligrapher to approach both the conceptual and the abstract.

In this online course, Joaquín guides you through the ins and outs of the uncial style of calligraphy before helping you apply your knowledge through the creation of a postcard.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 18 downloads

What will we do in the course
1 minute, 49 seconds
Notions about calligraphy
8 minutes, 4 seconds
Tools and materials
14 minutes, 10 seconds
Construction of a calamus
11 minutes, 20 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (127)
  • 2079 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 13m)
  • 18 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Develop a composition with the name of your own city or one that inspires you. Once your composition is complete, use digital techniques to transform it into a postcard that you can keep as a souvenir or share with someone special.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, graphic designers, and any creative person who wants to learn calligraphy and incorporate lettering into their work.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required for this course since it starts with the basics. In terms of materials, you need a calligraphy pen holder, flat pens of any size, a ruler, a pencil, a protractor, lots of paper, and India ink. You also need a computer with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.


2079 Students
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Joaquín Seguí

A course by Joaquín Seguí

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Graphic Designer Specializing in Calligraphy

Originally from Argentina, Joaquín Seguí is a graphic designer specialized in calligraphy. He began working with calligraphy more than a decade ago and hasn't stopped developing and studying letters since. He uses calligraphy applied mainly to graphic design, editorial design, and advertising and divides his time between calligraphy and abstract art-oriented projects: two things he always felt were closely related

Joaquín has worked with clients such as Nike, Johnnie Walker, Hyatt, Dior, and Tiffany & Co., among others. He is also a teacher and has taught calligraphy at the university level and through various workshops.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    How to do calligraphy, learning the basics

    • Notions about calligraphy
    • Tools and materials
    • Construction of a calamus
    • Practical concepts for making calligraphy
  • U3

    Uncial from A to Z

    • Brief history of uncial calligraphy
    • Round Letters Ductus
    • Ductus of vertical letters and with bow
    • Ductus of special letters
    • Word and sentence construction
    • Stroke modulation and flourishes
  • U4

    Designing with uncials of this century

    • Build your arsenal of letters
    • Sketches and composition
    • Digitize
    • From the old to the modern
    • BONUS: Elements and production of a postcard
  • FP

    Final project

    • Caligrafía uncial para principiantes

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Uncial Calligraphy for Beginners. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Joaquín Seguí

Uncial Calligraphy for Beginners

A course by Joaquín Seguí
Graphic Designer Specializing in Calligraphy. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2018
  • 100% positive reviews (127)
  • 2079 students