Thursday, June 20, 2019
Calligraphy update -- brut style
The other night I was intrigued by the label on our wine bottle, what you might describe as calligraphy brut.
I like it! Legible, but not beautiful. (Legibility is not a requirement for successful calligraphy, in my opinion, but it's OK in its place.)
I keep searching for a calligraphic style that would let me use letters in a more abstract way, more like art and less like writing. Maybe this is a first step in that direction, but I'll have to work on it. It's still too pretty, and I want a little more grit.
Different sizes of letters? Overlapping letters? Letters going in different orientations? Script? Less legibility, more brutalism?
I'll try again this evening.