Tag Archives: calligraphy

Life in Circles

Occasionally I notice that my life is recursive: things appear, then disappear, then return –a bit of déja vu all over again. In August of 1996, I attended (as a guest) the combined 114th meeting of the American Ornithologists Union … 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: Calligraffiti — Rajat Bhele

A post on BoingBoing on Monday reminded me that I haven’t posted a calligraphy video for a while. Here’s a short film of Indian calligraffiti artist Rajat Bhele designing and lettering an installation piece for J. J. Hostel, Bandra, Mumbai. … 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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Friday Night Flicks: Shinichi Maruyama

Today’s videos are about water as a sculptural material. I find many of the forms (and some of the processes) reminiscent of calligraphy. You can see still photographs on the artist’s website.     I hope everyone has a great … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraffiti

This week’s flick features Niels Shoe Meulman, an Amsterdam-based graffiti artist turned designer, and founder of the Calligraffiti movement.   Perhaps you could try writing something really big this weekend. (If you use water, it will simply disappear after a … Continue reading

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