I've been studying calligraphy for almost 10 years now, and I found that depending on where you are geographically, it can either look like calligraphy is just another art class anyone can take, or like it's some special club where
Stick ink, 1.5mm nib. 10.5x10.5in. 2019
I have long been fascinated by the “Butterfly, Marine Mollusk, and Pear” page, which was created by Joris Hoefnagel and Georg Bocskay in mid-16th century. Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum I wanted to create my own piece of calligraphy
When I was at the Cheerio workshop, there was one exercise that I did not finish. I had started working on a quote done in a pointed brush, but I simply ran out of time. This is what it looked
Stick ink, pointed brush, watercolor paper, graphite. 12x9". 2019.
Inspired by my summer class on Uncials, I decided to apply the same approach of studying manuscripts carefully, and coming up with a hand that is grounded in history, and yet not archaic, to learning some insular majuscule. The Book
Gouache, watercolor, stick ink. Broad-edge pen and pointed brush. 8.5x11". 2019
Book made in the Roman Capitals workshop with John Stevens at Cheerio. Front cover. 3" brush capitals. 14x17". 2019Left: Unfinished pointed brush letters. Right: 1/2" monoline letters in a block of text. Left: Pattern of Rs. Right: Spacing exercise.