For her project ‘Design by Hand’, design student Sara Marshall (not the movie character) breathes new life into a bunch of iconic brand logos by giving them a more personal and whimsical look through calligraphy. Taking on big names like FedEx, Coca-Cola, YouTube, Skype, and Subway, Marshall manages to update their logos in the increasingly popular hand-lettering style.
Before you start imagining what sort of huge brushes Tian Haisu had used for her mega 13 metres (43 feet) tall by six metres (20 feet) wide painting of a Chinese landscape, stop. It was actually painted by skates she put on which have been adapted to hold a pot of paint attached to the wheels.
Tolga Girgin is an electrical and electronics engineer from Eskisehir, Turkey, who doodles in his spare time. Well, maybe calling them ‘doodlings’ is an understatement. He does 3D anamorphic lettering illustration, which leaves the less talented – like us – scratching our heads and muttering ‘how does he do it?’
Calligraphy is usually reserved for formal invitations or place settings. Not in Andrew Fox’s world. This England-based artist has taken his designer skills and applied them to this fun and quirky series of animals, with just a stroke of a calligraphy pen. These animals might seem simple at first, but take a closer look and […]
I have a huge crush on Nicole Lavelle. Huge. Not only is she more talented and inventive than me, she is also extremely adorable. Her calligraphic works evoke the deep romantic in me and make me want to escape to small town America to eat apple pie whilst the Pretenders play on an old jukebox. […]
Sure, everyone’s getting into light photography these days. What we like about French photographer-calligrapher Julien Breton’s works is just how many light years away his exquisite light paintings of Arabic calligraphy are from the run-of-the-mill light paintings out there. They’re beautiful.
When calling the black Indian ink calligraphies by Israeli artist Ronit Bigal minimal art, it’s actually meant literally. Her work is composed of tiny Hebrew letters and it takes thousands of them to cover the skin. In the photographs, her work almost appears like abstract landscapes or carpets made of letters that seem so haptic, you feel like you could read them by touching them with your fingers.
Wedding coming up? Want to class up your passive aggressive notes in the office kitchen? Or just have an appreciation for the beauty of the written word? Giuseppe Salerno is an Italian, Berlin-based calligrapher whose versatility and passion for the written word has kept him in constant demand. Salerno runs occasion workshops in Berlin, in English, for under $50, including all the tools to get you started. Don’t pass up the chance to learn directly from a true virtuoso of the form.
When i was a kid, I thought graffiti was awesome. Not much has changed. I also thought it would be awesome to paint my parent’s living room. They refused, repeatedly. RETNA and Richard Colman probably shared the same dream. Only, in place of the Black Flag bars that would’ve landed me in military school, they dreamed in lush calligraphy and bold geometrics.