Richard Lipton

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Tue, Nov 4th, 2014 / 6:30PM

Richard Lipton’s Bickham Script is a flowing, formal script born out of an inspiration to recreate the lettering of 18th century English writing masters as rendered in the magnificent copperplate engravings of George Bickham. This talk will cover the seeds of Lipton’s experience with Bickham’s The Universal Penman, his approach to such an ambitious project, and his thoughts on the use of OpenType font technology and features to achieve the goal of bringing Bickham’s work to practical life.

Richard Lipton grew up in New York City and studied art and design upstate at Harpur College where he was introduced to the magic of calligraphy. Currently he develops custom fonts for international clients as a type designer at Font Bureau. He is based in Rhode Island.

Posted on Oct 23, 2014