Chalkboard Style Typography Workshop with Peter Greco
Saturday, March 25th
Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Graphic Design + Digital Media presents a workshop that explores typography through the medium of chalkboard art with calligrapher and street artist, Peter Greco. LCAD is proud to collaborate with the Orange County chapter of AIGA for this event.
During this workshop, attendees will be introduced to Peter, his work and his processes, and, through, a hands-on demonstration with guided practice, will learn how to design and execute chalkboard style typography. Materials will be provided and each attendee will leave with their final, crafted, design solution.
– Instructions and references on how to create chalkboard style typography
– Chalkboard art supply kit: Pencils, erasers, china markers, stabilo crayons, etc.
– Finished panel
About Peter Greco
Peter Greco is one of America’s most experienced practitioners in the art of traditionally inspired, handcrafted lettering and typography. His continuous exploration and passion has enabled him to reach beyond design into the realm of fine art. Immediately after high school, Peter Greco found employment at a top Manhattan architectural firm doing detail drafting, model making, interior super-graphics and exterior signage systems. Turning to graphic design while specializing in typography, he graduated from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1977. He then worked for International Typeface Corporation’s Photo-Lettering, designing alphabets and composing and editing type. Greco relocated to Los Angeles in 1979, where he has resided ever since. His successful freelance career includes projects for: CBS Records, Motown Records, Warner Bros. Music, The Los Angeles Times, NBC Television, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Disney Corporation, Sony Pictures and Lucasfilm. Peter has received awards of excellence from: The NY and LA Type Directors Club, Society of Illustrators, Print Design Annual and Graphis Inc. While residing in the LA arts district, he was a founding member of the Downtown Artists Development Association and the Concerned Artists Action Group. He continues to design logos and lettering art by hand as well as to produce “calligraffitti” street art, hand painted signs and interior and exterior typographic murals. His work has been exhibited in various art galleries in the Los Angeles area, and he has created an authentic body of Renaissance manuscript art as a library exhibition and as a graphic novel. For the past eight years he has been an instructor of Expressive Typography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he also teaches a calligraphy workshop.