Spell Saab

I’m really enjoying feeling like a student again! This July I attended 2 classes offered by Type Kita Academy, a group that loves everything type-related!

The first class I took was Chalk Lettering held by Kay Aranzanso (check out her work here, I’m such a fan!!)

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I didn’t get to take any photos other than these 3, I was in the zone too much haha! But here’s a photo I posted on Instagram of our finished work! My MAYNILA is in the middle :) I told my classmates my inspiration for this one was Nacho Libre haha.

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Just last Saturday I attended their calligraphy class held by La Bella Scrittura! I have never done this before and I didn’t know there was a special pen for calligraphy! As I’m not particularly good with drawing or anything, I was surprised to find out I wasn’t bad at it at all!

Look at my alphabet <3

DSC02556Thank you so much to Gail of La Bella Scrittura for being so helpful! She lent me more advanced nib holders and quality ink that I actually had a hard time practicing when I got home because this ELEFANTE ink is no good compared to the one I used in class huhuhu. She let some of us use Higgins ink, available at their online store. I got so frustrated with my current ink, napabili ako online ng kung anu-ano. Hahaha! In fairness, I expected it to be very expensive but it’s so affordable! Thanks, Gail!! She’s a doctor who’s obsessed with calligraphy hence the Instagram name: @the_md_writes – she has short tutorials on it if you want to watch!

DSC02545She also let us try this walnut ombre ink and ivory ink!! Ang saya!

DSC02547 DSC02537By the end of the class, we were free to write anything we wanted on a piece of paper. I wrote down lyrics to Cheats‘ song, Accidents.

After I posted this on Instagram, I accidentally (what a coincidence) messed up the L in animal so had to re-do it!

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As you can see in the photo above, I used an oblique nib holder as opposed to the straight nib holder because this one easily angles the nib (the metal part that you dip in ink) for you!

DSC02541After we submitted our work, the teachers chose the best 3! Lo and behold, I was part of it!!

DSC02543 DSC02553The other 2 winners used lyrics as well! Have you seen Begin Again!? I’m obsessed with the soundtrack! Hahhaa!

So happy, I won 3 vintage nibs!!

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DSC02554Look how many left-handed people attended the class! I was the only right-handed student in our table hehe. They did great, led by left-handed teacher Aileen (the one holding the Love At First Type tote). Follow her on Instagram: @theleftieadvantage!

DSC02558Here I am with the girls from La Bella Scrittura and Maan & Roma Agsalud of Type Kita (follow @typekita on Instagram)! The Agsalud sisters also have a really fun online shop called Popjunklove that will make you curse your sad, uncreative life. LOL

DSC02561The next workshop with Type Kita will be for making 3D letters!

taka-typeHere is the full list of classes this year!:) Make sure to sign up because there are only limited slots per class!

typekitaacademyLike Type Kita on Facebook to know more about schedules and for links to class sign up sheets!:)

Looking forward to learning more new stuff!! Any recommended workshops I can take?!:) Cooking classes, maybe? Hahaha! Let me know!!

Saab

22 Comments

  1. Reply

    Alex Fernando

    July 28, 2014

    THIS IS AWESOME!!

    Checked the online shop and it’s quite affordable. lol I can’t wait to try this :) Yours look really great! <3

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      Saab

      July 30, 2014

      YAHOOOOOOO ang yabang ko na hahahaha

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    Jose dela Cruz

    July 28, 2014

    Awesome bringing bakc the Art of Typography :)
    How can I join?

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      Saab

      July 30, 2014

      Details are on the blog post :)

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    melahness

    July 28, 2014

    Super nice. Definitely recommend this to my super bf. I love the shots. What camera did you use Ms.Saab.?

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      Saab

      July 30, 2014

      Sony NEX 5N as always :)

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    Tin

    July 28, 2014

    Ahh you did a great job Ate Saab!
    so jealous, I love to learn calligraphy so must, pero wla akong pera pang-aral haha
    I’m a leftie too!
    I’d love to see more of your works Ate sAAB =))

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      Saab

      July 30, 2014

      Awwww I’m sure there’s a lot of online tutorials rin :) Just buy the materials, affordable naman :)

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    Angelica Cidro

    July 28, 2014

    Ang saya Ate Saab dinala mo ko sa mundo ng art. Gusto ko din yan matutunan soon. Ngayon alam ko na kung san mag woworkshop :) Muah!

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      Saab

      July 30, 2014

      Yayy :)

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    GeloYellow

    July 28, 2014

    I knew I should’ve taken up that class! What are the odds of you being there? haha so jelly!

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      Saab

      July 30, 2014

      Sayang!

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    Hope

    July 29, 2014

    Hi Saab! Would love to join their workshop on August 9. Is this a first come first serve basis? If not, where can I sign up? Thank you :)

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    Meryll Kae Barandon

    July 30, 2014

    Please attend Valerie Chua’s watercolor painting classes next time. Let’s be classmates! :)

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      Saab

      July 31, 2014

      Oh wow kailan yun? Haha!

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        Meryll Kae Barandon

        July 31, 2014

        Next batch yata is on October. Di pa sure. Inform kita :)

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        Nana

        August 4, 2014

        Would be better to email her na lang for the watercolor workshop – http://blog.valerieannchua.com/about.

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          Saab

          August 4, 2014

          Thanks!

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    S

    November 6, 2014

    Obsessed with Begin Again Soundtrack too. Was LSS for more than a month sa Lost Stars. I really liked Keira’s songs din. Always on repeat. Hahahaha!

    Anyway, I love your work! Been wanting to take calligraphy classes din. Reuniting with my artsy side. Hahaha Chez!

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      Saab

      November 7, 2014

      Superrr!! Omg thanks for liking my calligraphy. Anyare sa musicalligraphy series ko?!?!?!?! Matuloy nga..

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