Insular adventures

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…

[Portfolio 2019-10] Romans

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.…

Roman capitals with John Stevens

In October, I went to Cheerio for the first time to take a workshop with John Stevens on Roman capitals.First of all, I would like to point out that Camp Cheerio is in a beautiful place, and the view…

Uncials with Ewan Clayton

The biggest lesson I took away from this class is that there is no single Uncial alphabet, but instead there are different historic variations.We explored different manuscripts and came up with a self-consistent hand, where pen angle, stroke weight…

The price of anonymity

I had a very interesting and unintentional experience with trying to sell my work anonymously.It all started with the Rendez-vous Calligraphy Conference. I wanted to enter a piece in the participant exhibit, and the only requirement was to make…