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4–7 September, 2019

Wednesday, 4 September | | Phobos

Full-Day Workshop | Presented in English

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

SimHei, SimSun, FangSong, and Kaiti are the four basic font styles for Chinese typesetting. Developed from traditional Chinese handwriting, these designs reflect the softness of brushes and output of right-handed calligraphers. Traditional Chinese aesthetics, even after thousands of years of development, exercise a strong influence on Chinese handwriting in the modern era. This Chinese Calligraphy Workshop will bring the unique experience of writing with a soft Chinese brush to designers outside the Chinese cultural circle and help them to learn the techniques and joy of writing Chinese characters stroke by stroke. Just as the pen has influenced Chinese handwriting, the characteristics of the soft Chinese brush may inspire western writers and type designers.