Thursday, May 2, 2019

Calligraphy update -- my new pen 2

I have been playing with my new calligraphy pen, enjoying the way the two halves of the nib spread apart under pressure to make thick-and-thin strokes.  Then I saw this photo on Instagram, posted by my friend Jane Lloyd:

and knew I had to try it.

I've always loved the elaborate calligraphy that Andy Warhol used so much in his advertising and art directing career.  He had his mom in Pittsburgh do the writing and send it to him to paste into the layouts.  Later she moved to New York which sped up the production time.  Here's Andy's business card/letterhead, which Mom wrote for him:

So armed with my new G nib pen, I am now trying to channel Julia Warhola.

1 comment:

  1. Wondering if you have explored the calligraphy works of Denise Lach and the the art she creates with it. Her books are amazing.