It’s been far too long since I’ve posted anything. Various contingencies have kept me away from my computer.
For my return, I am sharing a monogram that I made a few weeks ago but that I didn’t want to show until it had arrived in Australia, at its addressee’s home. It’s done and so here is Linda’s monogram, LCK, hand-made linen paper, gold leaf and, as far as colours are concerned, a mixture of Payne grey, Prussian blue and cobalt blue.
The circle of filigrees is about 8 centimetres in diameter.
I am currently working on a new template for an Art Nouveau alphabet from the magazine Ver Sacrum, published between 1898 and 1903. It is an extraordinary publication, both in terms of lettering, illustrations and texts. The Heidelberg Library offers a complete digital version of all the magazine’s occurrences. I’m enjoying it! As an example, here are a few monograms and ligatures picked out here and there.
I post relatively little lately, it’s because I have other obligations (administrative among others…) and in fact less availability for calligraphy. Nevertheless, here is the result of a recent commission, an MCC monogram.
For a commission, I made this monogram with the initials of both parents and those of their children. I was only allowed to use black, so I used 3, a black from Mars, a ferro-gallic ink & an ivory black. The difference is subtle and does not really appear in the photos. The main thing is that the patrons are happy, right?