SEPTEMBER 2021 — Wrong Letters: Graphic Drama with an Automatic Pen

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<strong>Enrollments close a few hours before the first live session!</strong>



Why would you want to make wrong letters? Because it’s a blast, that’s why. And because you can create black/white statements that are powerful, intriguing, and inventive. All it takes is the will to break a few rules, and a push from me. We will use an automatic pen to push and pull our 26 Latin friends into new shapes. This will be slow, deliberate work, going for maximum tension between letters and the spaces inside and between them. I have had immense fun developing this calligraphic concept, which blends influences from all the scripts I have encountered in a long career.

Please join me for the fun!

Dates & time

  • September 6, 13, 20 2021
  • 8:00pm Brussels time
  • 2:00pm NY time
  • 4:00am next day Sydney time

* Sessions last approximately 2 hours

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21 Lessons

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Handouts & Assignment

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Recordings will be available until November 20.

Posting Work

Student Gallery

The Secret History of Writing (DOCU)

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This so broke me out of my comfort zone, and continued a journey into uncharted...oh, wait...charted by Brody territory! I am loving this journey.

I found this series to be one of the most valuable not just from a lettering/form perspective but from the compositional and interletter/interlinear space perspective. The demonstrations and the extensive handout examples have been absolutely inspiring and I feel motivated to push away from the Brody wrong letters starting point and to look for my own direction. The additional benefit of learning so much more about the compositional considérations from Brodys perspective has given much to think about and will definitely change the way I think about working the page. The entire series has been life changing for me and I am so appreciative to have had the opportunity to see SO much of other students works, including their successes and challenges. Every student is finding their own direction and that is for me the mark of an excellent tutor. Thanks again Brody for the continued inspiration to work towards more artistic, less calligraphic, gallery worthy works with meaning. In complete awe!


Material Includes

  • HANDOUTS will be sent a few days before the series begins.
  • Sessions will be recorded and made available to students. Recordings will be available for 2 months.


  • Automatic pen number 5
  • Black gouache
  • 3 sheets good quality paper with a bit of texture, weight160gm – 220gm (Rives BFK, Fabriano 5 and Saunders Waterford are good)
  • Reading tip: “Conceptual Art” by Tony Godfrey.


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