Petra Dočekalová (1991) studies at the Type design and typography studio at UMPRUM, Prague. Since 2013 she is a member of Briefcase Type Foundry team, working on all activities associated with foundry; she’s also a member of Fontexperts. She is focused on editorial work such as book about Jaroslav Benda and his typefaces, Scripts for Shop Windows and the Typo 9010 book. She is also a type designer and continues her PhD. studies with a project dealing with the Czechoslovak calligraphy and new lettering forms.
Sign painting is a craft that did not survive the advance of cheap printing technologies in the Czech Republic. After this long vacuum Petra Dočekalová establishes a new continuity on Czechoslovakia handwritten scripts. Following her talk at TYPO Berlin she offers an intensive workshop focused on the training of new handwritten script styles based on Czechoslovak calligraphy and lettering. You’ll try various tools, moves and styles, including freehand. In the end, you’ll control four master scripts and finish with your new original handwriting style.