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Role and significance of calligraphy
in contemporary graphic design education

Petr Chobyt'ko

Session B06 | Palace B
Friday 19 September | 16:20 – 17:10

Theme Cyrillic | Duration: 50 minutes

Calligraphy exerts a positive—correcting and stimulating—influence on the development of creative skills of the students of high schools and art colleges. Such conclusions have been drawn from the speaker’s 36-year experience of teaching lettering and calligraphy at various educational facilities in Russia and Ukraine, to the students belonging to different age groups. References to the legacy of Paul Luhtein, the speaker’s own teacher and mentor, as well as the views of master calligraphers Villu Toots and Albert Kapr, the opinions of scholars, speaker’s own observations serve to corroborate and explain this phenomenon.

Speaker details

Petr Chobyt'ko

Lecturer Repin State Academic Institute | Russia

Petr Chobyt’ko was born in 1946, in Kyiv. He graduated from the Tallinn State Art Institute (Class of 1971), and was admitted to the Artists Union of the USSR in 1974. From 1971 to 1987 he taught graphic design, lettering and composition at the Kyiv State Art Institute (now National Academy of Art and Architecture). Since 2000 Chobyt’ko lives in St. Petersburg; he teaches lettering at the St. Petersburg Baron Stieglitz State Academy of Industrial Art. Since 2005 he teaches a private course in calligraphy. Since 2007 he also teaches, part-time, at the Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Achitecture. Petr Chobyt’ko, a frequent participant in many regional and international art exhibitions, has won many prizes and awards. In 2008 he was elected President of the National Union of Calligraphers of Russia.

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