Sunday, December 4, 2011

If This Be Not Calligraphic

I created this one to work out my frustration of not being allowed to enter any of my lettering in a exhibition as digital lettering is not allowed. From my POV, it makes no difference if lettering is made with a stick, spray can, piece of chalk, brush, marker, fountain pen, crayon or a Wacom pen. It takes more than a writing instrument to make lettering as heart, soul and personality are the real ingredients.

2 comments:

  1. why didn't you wrote this digital calligraphy to paper with pen nib and ink, and then send that handmade work to the exhibition? :)
    I think, it could work!

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  2. Lelja,
    I use traditional lettering writing instruments and vector software every day. I have been using vector software to create lettering for more than a quarter of a century. Vector software is just another tool no different than a pen or brush. The lettering on this image was created with my hand, a writing instrument, ink, paper, scanned, refined as vector lines and imported to Photoshop to add color.

    I hope that some time in the future digital lettering will be allowed in calligraphy exhibits. It is good to enjoy all forms of lettering.

    Alan

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