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The Akim Script is a contemporary cursive hand designed by noted German calligrapher, Hans-Joachim Burgert. He developed his skills in the mid to late 20th Century and became prominent through his work, his teaching and his legacy of establishing a collections of calligraphy works by distinguished calligraphers of his time. This impressive collection of art is known as the Berlin Calligraphy Collection and is held at the Akademie Der Kunste in Berlin. It houses such artists as Villu Toots, Friedrich Poppl, Werner Schneider, Hans-Joachim Burgert as well as noted modern calligraphic artists, which provides insight into the development of calligraphy over the last 40-50 years.
In a letter to his students and the public at large, he posted a “Letter from Berlin” in which he expressed his perception that letterforms should convey not only a sense of the current time, but also of emotion. He was very much a modern letter artist based in traditional lettering but not hampered by it.
Carrie has been teaching calligraphy and related subjects for over 35 years. Following completion of a certificate program in graphic art and design she started a free-lance calligraphy and graphic arts business, and has worked as a calligrapher for the County of Los Angeles. She has taught at many international calligraphy conferences, UCLA Extension, Brandes Art Institute, Hughes Aircraft, RAND Corporation, and guilds across the US, Canada and in Finland. She is past President of the Society for Calligraphy, Los Angeles and has been the Director of the Letters California Style conference for 15 years. She has published a book entitled “Dancin’ Pen” which is in libraries across the world. For more information about Carrie, visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/carriedesigns/.
All these ventures have brought her joy. But in her words, “What really turns me on is seeing the light go on in a student’s eyes. Life is good.”