Last Saturday, my sister, the Cupcake, and I dropped by the Type Kita Exhibit held at 10A Alabama—to learn more about typography in the Philippines, and to appreciate the different artworks displayed throughout the vicinity.
It was a really successful event, packed with guests of all ages. There were stalls that sold post cards, artworks, stamps, signages, custom jewelry, and the like. There was also food and drinks readily available.
We arrived just in time to attend the calligraphy lessons by Fozzy and Patrick.
One really helpful piece of advice I picked up was that the difference between regular handwriting and calligraphy (or lettering) is pretty much like the difference between walking in flats and walking in heels. It’s all about muscle memory, and to be able to achieve good lettering, you need to practice, practice, practice! It doesn’t mean that just because your handwriting sucks, your calligraphy will as well. It’s an entirely different technique—and the more you practice it, the more you’ll master it. Each one of us will have our own distinct way of doing calligraphy, which makes us stand out from the rest.
It’s not as easy as it looks, but all it really takes is working with the right tools, a good amount of patience, and lots of practice.
If you want to hear more about what happened during the two-day exhibit, you can also visit their Facebook page here.
Tips On Calligraphy from the Type Kita Exhibit at 10A Alabama