A Workshop with Peter Greco
AIGA Orange County is proud to collaborate with Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Graphic Design + Digital Media in presenting a workshop that explores typography through the medium of chalkboard art with calligrapher and street artist, Peter Greco.
During this workshop, attendees will learn how to design and execute chalkboard style typography through a introduction of Peter, his work and process, and a hands-on demonstration with guided practice. 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
Peter Greco is one of America’s most experienced practitioners in the art of traditionally inspired, hand crafted 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, composing and editing type. He 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 Lucas Film. Peter has received awards of excellence from: The NY and LA Type Directors Club, Society of Illustrators, Print Design Annual, and Graphis International. 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 also interior and exterior typographic murals. His work has been exhibited in various art galleries in the Los Angeles area. In addition he has created an authentic body of Renaissance manuscript art as a library exhibit 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.
Workshop space is limited to 23 attendees.