Lettering artist Yvette Rutledge has developed her own ornamented initial designs for hand-engraved jewelry. The pieces shown are all one of a kind custom sterling silver originals, approximately one inch in diameter.
Hand-engraving tools are so precise that they encourage very fine details while
requiring extreme patience and control.
Each metal object has particular qualities that affect engraving, like hardness, texture, etc. so that a steel handle on a hunting knife responds differently to the cutting tool than a cast gold ring
At the Center for the Lettering Arts we have begun to make engraved copper plates
for printing, which have to be engraved backwards in order to be printed by the traditional intaglio
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Font Club will meet June 20th at 3pm. Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs will give a presentation on alphabet design for type. There will be a work session after the presentation.
Font Club is a free informal group that meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month to work on typeface design. We usually have a presentation followed by a work session designing, scanning and importing glyphs into FontLab or Fontographer to create a typeface. Call Vince or Yvette at (504) 525-4691 for more information or if you have any questions.Fontlab font editors
Visit www.aiganeworleans.org for graphic design info, events, and meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Lettering Arts Association meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month. NOLAA is a non-profit organization whose monthly meetings are mini-workshops in a variety of calligraphy techniques, well worth the $25 per year membership fee. For more information visit www.neworleanscalligraphy.org
The New Orleans School of Art and Craft offers classes in all styles of art-making, including calligraphy. They can be reached directly at (504) 944-7900. For more info visit www.NOLAArtandCraft.com
We are proud to have an exhibit of Claire's photographs in the gallery. The images present the abandoned structures of the former Six Flags Amusement Park, altered through her unique perspective.