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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: Offbook: Type

Tonight’s flick is a little longer than usual, but since it is a holiday weekend for many, perhaps you can fit it in. Offbook: Type is from PBS Digital Studios, and features Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Typeface Designers; Paula … Continue reading

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Additional Alphabets

I wrote last week about being given some items by a friend. She was clearing out her late husband’s study and wanted to find a good home for things she has no use for. I showed you lots of pens … 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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A Little Bit About A Lot Of Things

I am currently working on two projects which I can’t show you as they are planned entries in a juried competition. In the unlikely event that one or other of the jurors should stumble across this blog, it would rather … 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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A Celebratory Paper Toy

Sometime last Sunday afternoon, this blog reached 100,000 views. While that may not be an impressive number to some, it was quite exciting for me. In celebration, I decided to give away one of the paper toys I designed last … Continue reading

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New Acquisitions

I purchased some new tools recently. The first is an Alpha Lettering Set. I bought it second-hand from a friend who thinks I paid her too much for it. Once you factor in exchange rates and shipping costs for one … Continue reading

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The Clearing Continued

Although it is attached to the house, my downstairs studio is not heated by the house furnace. (There is one duct from the house heating system, but I leave it closed when the studio is not in use.) Instead, I … Continue reading

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