University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Scribe Like a Graphic Designer

Bran Mydwynter

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA106 February 13, 2021 Course # 614
Time 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 50/99 Room Drawing Studio
Course Category Scribal Arts

Basic design principles---which they used!---that you can apply in your own scrollwork. ********* Modern graphic designers have various techniques to ensure their designs are clear, communicate what they intend, and serve their needed function. But few of these techniques are modern. Scribes and illuminators in our period may not have thought about them in the same terms, but they certainly employed them. Come along and learn a handful of basic design principles, see period examples, and learn to see where period creators made choices that our modern eyes also appreciate. Regardless whether you are reproducing existing pages or interpreting a style to create something new, weaving these techniques into your design will help you produce effective and beautiful scrollwork. (This class will not be recorded.) ********* Bran Mydwynter has over twenty years of professional graphic design under his belt, and over thirty years of experience with a paintbrush in his hand. His main scribal focus is on Insular Manuscripts, and is always fascinated to explore the nexus between their taste in SCA period, our own modern taste, and our goals in creating the things we create. His portfolio can be found at
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