Category Archives: lettering

Street Typography

I am so amazed at the talent of sign painters and those who can letter by hand (my father’s skills). This was filmed two years ago in London.  

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A virtual sign

I see him tracing the letters in the air, His hands rotating his brush As he paints this last virtual sign. I have never seen his expertise so close up before. I always focused on the letters he produced when … Continue reading

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Confluence of calligraphy and henna

Lalla Essaydi is an artist who grew up in Morocco. Her work is about the confluence of arabic calligraphy, culturally and historically done by men usually in the transcription of the Qu’ran, and of henna painting traditionally done by women … Continue reading

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Legacy of Letters

This amazing Italian calligrapher, Luca Barcellona, started out as a graffiti artist. He says in his Flickr profile, “Scrivo per vivere. Vivo per scrivere” (I write to live. I live to write). Watching him create the poster for the Legacy … Continue reading

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