I was honoured to be asked to provide the unique and iconic lettering for the Broadway production of ‘Diana A True Musical Story’. The brief was to create abstract freeform brush scripts that would compliment […]
I have a keen interest in lettering, type and calligraphy. I’m by no means the expert but I can do it. I was recently asked to create an identity for an upcoming singer songwriter, Jesse […]
Calligraffiti is about abstracting calligraphy, type and graffiti with traditional precision and modern unbridled self-expression. Working with adults and sixth form students from Medway (non of whom have had any type or calligraphy experience) we have tried to […]
Last Saturday I ran 2 workshops on behalf of Rochester Cathedral to celebrate one of the UK’s oldest manuscripts – the Texts Roffensis. The above illustration was a test piece to show how the inks behave […]
This was just to see how this new J Herbin ink would work for type and illustration and as you can see, it’s wonderful. This was created using a Noodlers Ahab flex pen on a heavy […]
I finally caved in got hold of some the 1670 J.Herbins. Glad I did too! As you can see from the image posted the grey and rouge work beautifully together and you can just make […]
This triptych was created using Scheaffer black, brown, red and turquoise inks with the calligraphy and marks made with bleach and bleed proof using a zebra G nib in a dip pen.
Chinese character drawn with calligraphy brush blending Waterman Purple, Quink Red and Quink Black with flicks of concentrated Domestos for extra effect.
Having made contact with Tom Oddo (Goldspot) thought I’d do a quick ink review of Skrip Black – an ink I haven’t used in a long while. As you can see, it works beautifully when blended […]
Caravan – Quink and Bleach Title Treatment – in progress