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.