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Local Address:  Novato , California , United States
The Passionate Pen
2Nd Floor Russian River Valley Room 1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park , California 94928
United States

Company Description: Join us for the 34th International Calligraphy Conference Sonoma State University in Northern California July 25 to August 1, 2015

Employment History


  • annual master class
    Rochester Institute of Technology
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Julian Waters ..., 18 Dec 2015 [cached]
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Meet our members, 12 Mar 2013 [cached]
by Julian Waters
WCG member Julian Waters lettered this 1991 stamp for the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights.
He works with design studios, publishers and ad agencies on projects which may be enhanced by the warmth and refinement of calligraphy and hand lettering. Julian contributed this article to our website: History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design.
For more about Julian Waters' commercial lettering, including work methods and numerous images, see the Fall 2007/Winter 2008 issue of Scripsit.
2005 stamp lettered by Waters In 2005 the USPS issued the Presidential Libraries stamp with lettering by Julian Waters. Julian has done a number of philatelic projects for USPS, including lettering for Wildlife America, Wildflowers, and 1991 Commemorative Stamp booklet. (See below for more of Julian's commercial lettering.)
WCG member Julian Waters did the lettering for the 70th anniversary cover of US News & World Report (9/22/03). In addition to the calligraphic lettering, he used his Adobe typeface Waters Titling for "70th Anniversary Issue" and "American Milestones."
Classes & Faculty, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Julian Waters
Julian Waters
- Julian Waters - The renowned lettering artist and typography designer and long-time member of the Washington Calligraphers Guild discusses "Discipline and Freedom."
julian_waters_one_day - 2015 Calligraphy Conference [cached]
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Julian Waters
Julian recommends those made by Tim's Pens, Oregon
Son of calligrapher Sheila Waters and book conservator Peter Waters, Julian Waters studied extensively with legendary calligrapher/type designer Hermann Zapf, who chose Julian to succeed him at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the late 1980s.
Son of calligrapher Sheila Waters and book conservator Peter Waters, Julian Waters studied extensively with legendary calligrapher/type designer Hermann Zapf, who chose Julian to succeed him at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the late 1980s.
In the 1990s Waters taught typography at Corcoran School of Art, in Washington, DC. In 2001, he was invited to be part of the Zapfest exhibition in San Francisco. Waters has lectured and taught workshops for calligraphers worldwide and has taught several times at Cooper Union, NY, and Wells College Book Arts Institute, NY.
Go to Julian Waters' Four-Day Class
Confluence 2004 - Calligraphy Conference, 24 July 2004 [cached]
Julian Waters, "Roman Capital Textures" (2-1/2 day class) and "Formal
Julian Waters
Artwork by Julian WatersBritish-born lettering artist Julian Waters was first taught by his parents, Sheila and Peter Waters, both internationally acclaimed in the fields of calligraphy and library conservation.Over the past 25 years Julian has taught and lectured widely on three continents.During the 1990s he was professor of typography and lettering at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.
Julian,s corporate clients include Adobe Systems (,Waters Titling Pro,), National Geographic, and the U.S. Postal Service, for whom he designed lettering for books, posters, the ,Bill of Rights, stamp, ,Love, envelopes and ,Legends of American Music, series.He was a typographic consultant to Maya Lin and the Vietnam Memorial, and lettering designer for the Women,s Memorial in Arlington Cemetery.
His manuscript commissions include a 100-page handmade Book of Donors for the National Gallery of Art.Besides one-man exhibitions in Washington, Norway and Iceland, Julian was one of 14 designers invited to participate in the seminal ,Zapfest, exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library (2002).In 2003, the Washington Calligraphers Guild published ,Work by Julian Waters,from Sketches to Final Art., His website is
Julian Waters
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