The University of Missouri — St. Louis AIGA Student Group and AIGA St. Louis are proud to invite Ken Barber, a type designer and letterer at House Industries, to UMSL for a Friday night lecture and weekend workshops. Ken will seek to educate the St. Louis community on the art of hand-lettering. The weekend will start with a general public lecture at UMSL Grand Center, 7:00 pm on Friday night followed by (2) one day hand-lettering workshops from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the UMSL Fine Arts Building. Saturday’s theme will consist of basic hand-lettering while Sunday’s theme will focus on more advanced script lettering. These workshops will provide participants with a basic overview of hand-lettering while referencing an assortment of letter styles and various techniques. An informative slide presentation, instructional demonstration and useful skill-building exercises will provide practical foundation for increased typographic and drawing skills.
Ken said, “Everything I’ve ever learned about lettering and type was from someone who was generous enough to share their knowledge in a book, classroom, lecture or workshop. I suppose I feel that teaching is my attempt to repay that debt”.
More information on the event here.
*FYI Student registrations are sold out.*
The lecture is free to attend and open to the public.
March 7, 7:00 pm
UMSL Grand Center, 3651 Olive Street St Louis, MO 63108