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Friday Night Flicks: Pokras Lampas and Julien Breton

Time for two more calligraphy videos, today featuring “the largest calligraphy artwork in the world” and lettering with light. The rooftop calligraffiti piece by Pokras Lampas may indeed be the biggest in the world. It is certainly large and the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraffiti — el Seed, Rajat Bhele, and Tubs

This week I am posting three short videos, giving you a chance to compare large works by three different calligraffiti artists. The style of each artist is quite distinct.         You could try your hand at a little lettering this weekend, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Wonderland Book

Today’s flick is really just a long advertisement for a photo book, but what a book it is! Apparently I missed it going viral last year, so you may already have seen at least some of the images.     Kirsty … Continue reading

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Bonus: Friday Night Sound Track

Leonard Cohen left us on Monday to take up permanent residence in the Tower of Song. The lyrics of his 1988 song Everybody Knows seem stunningly appropriate this week.     Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers … Continue reading

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Pencils and The Persistence of Hope

I am still finishing work for my exhibition, Bookish, which opens at Gallery on the Greens in Saskatoon on November 1, 2016. I will post the press release later this week when it goes out, but for now here’s a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Edith Kollath —breathing paper

This week’s flick is a video of an artist’s book. Usually this kind of presentation involves a demonstrator handling a book in front of the camera. This book, however, moves itself!     To see a little more of Kollath’s work, and … Continue reading

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dot / dash 2

As mentioned last Sunday, I have been working on a book with the theme dot / dash. Things progressed a little farther this week: I have folded the base for a flag book (I won’t show a picture as it is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Master Penman Jake Weidmann

Time for another video that is more closely related to the book arts. This is about Jake Weidmann, and features calligraphic art in a more traditional form than the most recent video about lettering.     If you are interested, Weidmann gave … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Nature of Language

A number of contemporary artists use lettering in one form or other in their paintings. It is not a particularly new thing. Recent calligraphic paintings can trace their roots back to the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their predecessors are … Continue reading

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Slightly Foxed —but still desirable

When I began to read as a child, I had a favourite uncle who always gave me a book for Christmas. I am not sure whether he gave me books because he was my favourite uncle, or if he was my favourite uncle … Continue reading

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