Jovica Veljović
Hamburg, Germany

A50 — Rhythm, Harmony and Contrast in Calligraphy
One-Day Class, Sunday, July 26
All Levels
Lettering, Design


Our everyday writing hides potential that can be discovered, articulated and improved. In this class we will undertake an analytical approach related to the hands you generally use in your work. We will modify speed, rhythm, form and space in a way that will produce a new exciting image of the text. For this purpose we will be using different types of nibs (broad and pointed) and variety of papers (rough and smooth, light and colored).

Supply List

  • Basic supply list with variety of pens
  • Any unorthodox, experimental writing tools you have
  • Black ink
  • Some color inks
  • A variety of papers, including watercolor paper
jovica_veljovicJovica Veljović [Vel-yo-vich] has been designing typefaces for URW, International Typeface Corporation, Adobe, and Linotype GmbH since 1980. Since 1992 Jovica has been a Professor for Type Design and Typography at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Department of Design. He has taught at several annual calligraphy conferences and won several awards for his calligraphy and typeface designs, including the Charles Peignot Award from Association Typographique Internationale, “Karl Schneider Preis”, City of Hamburg and several TDC2 awards from the Type Directors Club.

The German weekly news journal Die Zeit commissioned him to prepare an extended digitalized version of Tiemann™ Antiqua in 1999. He also designed two typefaces, an Antique and a Grotesque, together with several variants, for the leading Serbian daily Politika in 2006. Jovica’s typefaces are ITC Veljovic® (1984), ITC Esprit® (1985), ITC Gamma® (1986), Ex Ponto® MM (1995), Silentium® Pro (2000), Sava™ Pro (2003), Libelle™ Pro (2009), Veljovic Script™ Pro (2009), ITC New Esprit™ Pro (2010) and Agmena™ W1G (2012).

But type design is not his sole field of activity: he additionally works as a typographer, calligrapher, and book designer.

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