Christopher Haanes, Calligrapher

"The pen is truly mightier than the sword."
Calligraphy by Christopher Haanes

Please join us on Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-7:30p.m. in the Main Library's Latino-Hispanic Community Meeting Room (Lower Level), when Christopher Haanes, Norwegian calligrapher, typographer and graphic artist, presents an illustrated talk about his career in the lettering arts.

Christopher Haanes studied calligraphy in England at the Roehampton Institute under Ann Camp and was elected a Fellow of London’s prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators (1989). He lives in Oslo, Norway and works as a freelance calligrapher, book designer, graphic designer and teacher. His work appears in many publications, and he is currently writing a handbook on calligraphy as well as branching out into font design.

This program is presented by the Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center, in association with the Friends of Calligraphy. Support from the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All programs at the Library are free.

Alphabet by Christopher Haanes