Movement, Marks, & Meaning: An Evening with Yves Leterme on Friday, Oct. 5th, 2012

Leterme Lecture at Isalnd Magic, Canada July 2007

Join us at our next Atlanta Penablers meeting for a very special evening with calligrapher Yves Leterme. 

When: Friday, October 5th, 2012 from 6-8PM

Where: The Binders Art School in Buckhead

What to bring : A drink or snack to share and yo bad Self.

Yves will be here all weekend (6th & 7th) for his Italic Variations workshop (seats still available!) and our Penabler meeting falls on the night before we delve into his Italic adventures. If you can’t take the workshop, you’ll at least get to meet him Friday night for…

“Movement, Marks and Meaning.” From the art of abstraction, to the emotive tug of calligraphic lettering, Yves Leterme (as layered with shimmering depth as his pieces,) has much to share about his techniques, inspiration, and inner wisdom. Come for his interview, demonstration, slide show, and audience Q&A.

Yves will also be bringing some of his original works of art for view and purchase. Squee!

Click here to read more about Yves, his history, and to view his amazing work.

And stay tuned for a sneak peek inside his head for a taste of his Penabler interview!

Here’s some more delightful information about Yves: Yves Leterme (°1959 Bruges, Belgium) spent more than twenty years trying to influence the lives and thoughts of young Brugean adolescents by reading and explaining the works of Virgil, Plato, Cicero and the likes. But since even Latin grammar cannot keep a man happy and satisfied for a whole lifetime, he now devotes all his time and energy to the fine art of calligraphy. Being a freelance calligrapher he continuously shifts from various commissions (lettering and artistic works) to artwork for exhibitions and galleries. He has been teaching calligraphy mostly in Flanders, but in recent years also in the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, South-Africa, the U.K., Germany, Switzerland and France.

Yves Leterme’s Work

Having been a close student of Brody Neuenschwander for a number of years, he was (and still is) favourably influenced by his vision on contemporary calligraphy. Already at an early stage he devoted a lot of time developing his gestural style, for which he has gained international acclaim. Other typical features are his carefully drawn capitals and unusual compositions on richly textured backgrounds.

He was cofounder, coach and chief master of the Whitespace-system, a school for contemporary calligraphy in Flanders.
Throughout the years, Yves’ work has been selected for inclusion in many juried shows and his pieces can be found in museums and private collections all over the world. He’s the author of ‘Thoughtful Gestures’, the first book on gestural writing.
Beethoven Herschreven
A film featuring Yves Leterme’s calligraphy with Beethoven’s ‘Pathétique’ (first movement) as musical score. 
Made for the calligraphy exhibition at Heist-op-den-Berg (B) in April 2012.
Yves Leterme Cleans UP
This video documents Leterme’s exhibition in Antwerp during the summer of 2011.
The Crown of Ariadne – harp and calligraphy
The first cooperation of harpist Andrea Voets ( and calligrapher Yves Leterme (, inspired by the piece ‘the Crown of Ariadne’ by the Canadian composer R. Murray-Schafer.