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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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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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