Tag Archives: calligraphy

Working at one quarter speed …

It has been a slow-ish week again, so the panels and strips for Nurture, not Nature have not been printed yet. I did fold a test strip to finalize the size of the nine square panels so all the layouts … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Art of Writing // MUCA Exhibition

In late 2017 the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art in Munich, Germany held an exhibition of Calligraffiti. Tonight’s flick gives a glimpse behind the scenes during the installation and a brief view of works in the show.     … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Writing Stage Diving

Tonight’s flick by director Marco Puccini features individual and collaborative calligraphy by Luca Barcellona & Francesca Biasetton.     You can see more of Barcellona’s work on his Flickr photostream, or watch more of his videos on Vimeo. Looking at … Continue reading

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Twenty-twenty Hindsight

I have been working on a new piece this week. In fact, nine new, similar, but not quite identical, pieces. I covered nine 6.35 cm (2.5 in) wooden blocks with three different Japanese papers purchased from The Paper Place in … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Jennifer Kamenetz, Jewish Scribe

Although they are uncommon, tonight’s post features two female Jewish scribes. The first flick is simply a record of Jennifer Kamenetz carefully writing the phrase “the children of Israel” in Hebrew.     The second video is longer —9 minutes— … Continue reading

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The Conundrum Completed

This past week I finished the layout of The Conundrum of the Workshops, and then strung it all together. Here’s a slightly distorted aerial view of it on my worktable.

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Friday Night Flicks: Utamaro’s Studies From Nature

The Folio Society regularly produces special limited edition books. Tonight’s flick is about the production of something a bit out of their usual style: a five-volume facsimile edition of Kitagawa Utamaro’s Studies From Nature.     After watching the video, … Continue reading

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His Nibs

In February I posted about acquiring an Alpha lettering set from a friend. It had belonged to her late husband. She was happy to dispose of it and I was happy to get it. My friend contacted me again recently … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Kaoru Akagawa and Moyu Zhang Fan

Today’s flicks feature two calligraphers, one working from the Japanese tradition, one from the Chinese. The first video features the work of Kaoru Akagawa, who creates images using calligraphy. I would suggest watching the video twice: once for the sub-titles … Continue reading

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Happy Leopard Book Launch

It has been a busy week. I submitted an application for an exhibition at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery in Saskatoon. (This took several days, and the hardest part was cutting my C.V. to two pages. Most places let you … Continue reading

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