Santa Fe, NM

Randall M. Hasson is the co-editor of the 24th (Centennial) Edition of The Speedball Textbook. He is an artist, calligrapher, instructor and speaker who has appeared on the faculty of Arts, Lettering Arts, and Educational Conferences in the United States, Canada and England. He is the author of articles on a variety of Art or Lettering Art related subjects.

He has spoken for the C.S. Lewis Foundation in Oxford England, and has appeared on the faculty of fifteen International Calligraphy conferences as a mainstage presenter and/or teacher with lecture topics covering The History of Speedball and the Show Card industry, Public Art, Art History, the Painting Process, Sacred Art, and the History of Writing including the recent invention of the ADLaM Alphabet which originated in western Africa.

He is the author of a forthcoming history of the Speedball bent-nib pen, the textbook and its inventors, due to be published in 2019.

Images of Work

Techniques

Lettering and Calligraphy combined with representational artwork, abstract calligraphy.

Favorite Products

My work with Speedball consists mainly of lettering and design with the variety of Speedball pens, inks, Beinfang papers and some metal leaf products. For general lettering and calligraphy I use the C-series (broad edged) nibs, and for replicating lettering of the 1910s, 20s and 30s I use the Speedball bent nib series--A-, B- and D-Series--which are square, round and oval, respectively.

Upcoming Workshops/Events

The Foundational Hand

April 21 – 22, 2018 – Albuquerque, NM: Escribiente Calligraphy Society

 

Artwork with a Focus on the Sacred

May 21 – 26, 2018 – Pecos, NM: Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery

 

ADLaM (Lecture)

June 22 , 2018 – Santa Fe, NM: The New Mexico History Museum

Hosted by the New Mexico History Museum and the Santa Fe Book Arts Guild

 

The Shape & Texture of Calligraphy

June 23 , 2018 – Santa Fe, NM: The New Mexico History Museum

Hosted by the New Mexico History Museum and the Santa Fe Book Arts Guild

 

Early 20th Century Lettering

Seattletters

2018 International Lettering Arts Conference (5-day workshop)

July 14 – 21, 2018 – Bellingham, WA

 

The Shape & Texture of Calligraphy

Artisan Expo (Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, NM)

Sept  27 – 30, 2018