Tag Archives: lettering

Friday Night Flicks: Spooktacular

In honour of the upcoming festival of Hallowe’en, here’s a short animated alphabet from Adam Osgood with soundtrack by Donnie Moore.     Perhaps you will be inspired by the video to make an unusual costume this weekend.

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Home Again

We returned from England on Wednesday evening at 10 p.m. —about 5 a.m. Thursday in England— and I have been busy ever since. The laundry has all been done, and I have had an emergency dental appointment to fix the … Continue reading

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Lots of Folding

I spent a lot of this week folding paper. I folded squares for the piece I am working on for the decade-themed exhibition.

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He was always very kind to me.

My joint book project with Kate Hodgson (Happy Leopard Chapbooks) is now complete. Kate made a handsome clamshell box to hold both our books. Some of the extra space in the box is filled with lucky stars that I folded … Continue reading

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Planning A New Piece

I backed some more paper this week. Here’s a shot of some self-backed Thai mulberry paper drying. (I’m showing off: I rarely get the edges to match quite this well!) I’m in the design stage for a wall piece, a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Book of Letters and All You Need To Know About Graffiti Is In This Book

That’s a very long title for two of the shortest ever Friday Night Flicks. Both videos are demonstrations of unusual books. The first, Book of Letters, was designed by Kristy Higby as a retirement present.     I will let … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Demonstration of Arabic Script Calligraphy

Another calligraphic video this week, this time featuring the work of New York-based calligrapher Elinor Aishah Holland.     Traditionally this type of lettering would have been done with a reed pen. If you want to try making your own … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraphy

Tonight’s sensual little flick was shot by Henk Dawson and features the work of calligrapher Kathy Barker.     If you want to try some easier calligraphy this weekend, you might check out the brush pen lettering tutorial I linked … Continue reading

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How I accidentally invented The Shrigley Binding

(with apologies to Benjamin Elbel.) I have been playing with little squares of paper again, making components for paper ‘quilts’. Some of the designs come from Tomoko Fuse, though the basic ones may be traditional. I have also played with … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: National Handwriting Day

January 23rd is the birthday of John Hancock, first signer of The United States Declaration of Independence and best remembered for his outstanding signature. The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association has declared his birthday National Handwriting Day in the U.S. It’s … Continue reading

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