A verse by Walt Whitman to tell you that I love his poetry.

And also that I have scheduled a course on lettering.

Not just any lettering, no. Ferret lettering!

Well, okay, it’s just my own version of lettering but it’s still pretty nice, isn’t it?


So, there’s a course in person and in French in my workshop beginning of July, details here.

An online and in English course, still in July, info & registration here

And an online and French version in September, info & registration there.

The flesh is sad…

  …alas, and I read all the books

Fragment of a poem by Mallarmé realized on a page of a dictionary (the book par excellence).

And, to be a little in my era, I calligraphed these verses with a palette pen by reinterpreting a typeface, the COURIER NEW whose spaces are somettimes  bad and which still are in my interpretation.

The whole was calligraphied in Payne’s grey and, for decoration, a little bit of watercolor with some white and ultramarine blue.

Gravity, give it back to the weight of the earth…

Fourth and last version of my fragment of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus that I was telling you about here.
The first inked version does not satisfy me so I changed for an intaglio lettering for the original version and a very small and elongated version for the French translation.

All this is done on watercolor paper, iron gall ink and Prussian blue.

The flower on the vermeille mouth…

I’ve finished the fragment of Théophile Gautier I was telling you about a little while ago.

Of course, it is about a flower, so I made a flower in filigree. And, as I wanted a little colour to echo the “vermeille” of the text, I added other filigrees, in red this time.


Small letters are fun for a few years but, after a while, you want to evolve.
So I started a alphabet book using the verses from the poem Hyperion by John Keats.
You are going to tell me that an alphabet book begins with an A and you will be right, but the poem begins with a D, which is why that is what you see here.
I am not very satisfied and it is therefore a draft, in compensation, I show you two small initials very simple but nevertheless pretty.