Myrna Rosen


Author Archives: admin

  1. ABCs

    Leave a Comment

    This piece is a gift to her husband Jack, on there 22nd anniversary. Myrna recalls that day there was a blizzard that kept her from going out to buy him a present. So she made this piece as a gift instead. This is one of two nearly identical pieces in different colors. It now hangs framed in their dining room. This piece was also one of many that Myrna has entered into an exhibit.

  2. ABCs

    Leave a Comment

    A personal exercise of English Roundhand capitals. This piece was penned during the time that Myrna Rosen apprenticed under Arnold Bank.

  3. Tricia Lynne

    Leave a Comment

    This ‘Thank you’ letter is one of countless letters and envelopes Myrna was commissioned for, before she took even one calligraphy class. This invitation thanked attendees of her niece’s Bat Mitzvah. Myrna still has a unused package of these invitations.

  4. Pirates

    Leave a Comment

    Myrna designed, penned, and carved a stamp as a commission for the local radio station, WQED. The piece was used to title a video production. Myrna was given total creative freedom over the “flavor” and execution, as she tells it.

  5. Drink of Life’s Great Cup of Wonders

    Leave a Comment

    This is one of Myrna’s favorite pieces: a product of a experimental session. Created with a brush on toothy paper, she describes the challenge of mixing just the right moisture of ink and water to achieve the scratchy effect. Myrna has used this piece for greeting cards, and part of her official portfolio pieces.

  6. TAHS 1955 Class Reunion

    Leave a Comment

    Myrna created the invitations to her high school reunion of the class of 1955. Myrna uses a fun green background as negative space to define the modern roman capital letters of the school, TAHS.

  7. Modern blackletter exercise

    Leave a Comment

    On a beach vacation with her family, Myrna describes sitting up to the lunch bar with only three colors and “playing”. Myrna fondly remembers this as an ideal location to experiment with type.

  8. Genesis

    Leave a Comment

    This piece captures a biblical passage from Genesis 1:1-5, describing God’s creation of the heavens and the earth. Myrna has crafted visual breaks in the passage with the word “GOD”, where the italic capitals are emphasized. This was submitted to a show, and later reproduced as a set of greeting cards.

  9. Kiss Me Kate

    Leave a Comment

    A man commissioned Myrna to write this shakespearian sonnet, Kiss Me Kate, as a present for his marriage proposal. The body of text is written in Secretary, the hand Myrna Rosen is most well known for.