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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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Friday Night Flicks: Calligraphy on the Beach

I have posted calligraphy videos featuring unusual tools/materials previously on Friday Night Flicks. You can find some of them here. Tonight’s video by wanderingstan features a rake as the lettering implement. (Please note: if you are prone to motion sickness, … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Four

Since combining the words origami and Zhen Xian Bao or Chinese Thread Book in my search for the ‘star’ box (flowered candy box) I have come across a number of origami versions of the Zhen Xian Bao. The earliest example … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Baikei, Wang Dongling, and Yoshinori Kikizawa

I showed you a Friday Night Flick with some large scale calligraffiti earlier this spring. Tonight’s first two flicks are examples of large scale brush work by two Asian masters of calligraphy: Baikei and Wang Dongling.       The … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Ben Eine

As a follow-up to last week’s videos featuring large-scale lettering, here’s another. Ben Eine uses the traditional tool of the graffiti artist —the spray can— in a highly controlled manner to produce elegant and colourful installations.     You can … Continue reading

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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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