Tag Archives: calligraphy

Even the shadow calligraphy is impossible to decipher

I just learned that a colleague and friend has passed away. She had many ailments and fell earlier this year, after the school year had begun. The complications from her fall combined with her other health issues ended in her … Continue reading

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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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Calligraphy at Anderson Gardens

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Glass Pyrograph drawings

Etsuko Ichikawa uses hot glass to create this very effective and powerful calligraphy. The work in performance is even more riveting. Born in Tokyo (1963), she presently lives and works in Seattle.

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Koji Kakinuma

Calligraphy and lettering have always held a magical place in my soul. I have written before about the fact that my father was a sign painter (a job no longer really needed with the advent of technology) and how mesmerized … Continue reading

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Dishu: Ground Calligraphy

The word dishu comes from di meaning “square” or “earth” and shu meaning “book” or “writing,” hence “earth writing” or “ground calligraphy,” writing on the ground using water as ink. Thousands of calligraphers are at work daily all through China, … Continue reading

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Performance Calligraphy

Performance artist Kotaro “HATCH” Hachinohe from Sapporo Japan, educated in Kyoto, presently living in Brooklyn.

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