Fancy up your hand-lettering with no additional skills required! Check out these helpful tips for bringing the look and weight of calligraphy to your own handwriting.Continue Reading
After finding an old calligraphy pen, designer and illustrator Cristina Vanko decided to send hand written text messages to people for that week, with some amazingly endearing results.Continue Reading
A German art student hand-illuminates Tolkien’s bible of Middle Earth.Continue Reading
Retired Navy patternmaker and former shop teacher Charlie Kested was 71, in 2000, when he first fired up his scroll saw to start work on this project. He just finished. In the intervening decade, Kersted has survived and recovered from a stroke that left him without feeling in one hand.
Apart from all the human interest angles on Charlie himself–senior citizen, veteran, patriot, teacher, craftsman, stroke survivor–the piece itself seems a truly remarkable artifact. Each word is carefully cut from dark walnut, right down to the last flourish and detail of the script, and affixed to a light-colored baltic birch “page.” Hopefully there’ll be some nice higher-resolution photos available online soon. [via Boing Boing]Continue Reading