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Cynthia Hollandsworth @ SFPL



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ZAPFEST LECTURE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 13
2:00 PM - KORET AUDITORIUM
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY

CYNTHIA HOLLANDSWORTH --
A THOUGHTFUL LOOK BACK AT CALLIGRAPHIC DISPUTES

With more than a decade's perspective on the pen-manipulation debate,
Cynthia Hollandsworth is in a unique position to consider the value and
validity of the theories of pen manipulation advocated by Arthur Baker. This
debate divided the calligraphy community in the 1980s, but was never fully
understood at the time by most people. Is it true that Edward Johnston was
wrong? Who could dare question Father Edward Catich on Roman letters? Does
it matter? Hollandsworth will provide her views and insight, with a live
demonstration of technique.

Cynthia Hollandsworth was the editor of Calligraphy Idea Exchange magazine
(now Letter Arts Review) in the early 1980s. In the later 1980s, she
designed several typefaces with Arthur Baker that were released by her
company AlphaOmega Typography. The typefaces Hiroshige, released in 1986,
and ITC Tiepolo, released by International Typeface Corporation in 1987, are
examples of typefaces based on written forms incorporating pen-manipulation
techniques. Hollandsworth is now the Vice President of Operational Systems
for Simon & Schuster Publishing, a division of Viacom.

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Cynthia was near the eye of the storm in the 80s. Those were days when
electricity crackled with artistic tension around how letterforms were made;
one New York calligraphy gallery packed arguing visitors in by the hundreds!
And it wasn't just calligraphers who were interested, it seemed like the
whole city was in a bruhaha. This lecture will be arousing to old
calligraphers who will have their own memories of that time, as well as
young calligraphers who will find the passion and the current reflection
inspiring. Typographers and graphic designers should enjoy the live
demonstration, and will want to hear how pen manipulation techniques
affected the type designs that followed in the next years.

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Cynthia will be the fifth speaker in our Zapfest lecture series.

See our website for parking and directions:

http://www.zapfest.com/

We will have a small reception afterwards in the Skylight Gallery, a good
opportunity for you to take another look at the Exhibition and greet
Cynthia, who is also one of the designers showcased in the exhibition.

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