Engraving

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 method.

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Font Club

Font Club will meet September 20th, Saturday at 3pm, for a work session designing, scanning and importing glyphs into FontLab or Fontographer to create a typeface. Font Club normally meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Call Vince or Yvette at (504) 525-4691 for more information or if you have any questions.

Fontlab font editors

To see more information about Fontlab or Fontographer visit www.fontlab.com Also for webinars and more go over to Fontlab's forum.fontlab.com

AIGA New Orleans

You can also visit www.aiganeworleans.org for graphic design info, events, and meetings in New Orleans.


NOLAA

New Orleans Lettering Arts Association will meet on Saturday, June 14th, at 10am at the Jefferson Public Library. 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. Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. For more info visit www.neworleanscalligraphy.org

NOLA School of Art & Crafts

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


Photography by Claire Hassig

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.

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