This is the opening poem of
The Flowers Of Evil by Charles Baudelaire. Hence the flourishing decoration, made of flowers, and the color choice, black & red.
In case you like this script, there’s an ongoing online course on the subejct, you can check it at : https://www.thegentlepenman.com/frenchgothicbastarda
On the 28 & 29 of January, I’ll be in Périgueux (France) to teach a course on lettering and layout.
If you speak French, a few seats are still available.
I wish you a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS year 2023 !
Thank you for your support, I hope to see you soon online or in the real life 🙂
More and more in search of original shapes, I continue to experiment with lettering and distortions.
Here are two small compositions (there should be 4 in the end) with the alphabet and Arabic numerals which makes a total of 6² (easy to lay out).
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.
Just a small note with variations on the NEULAND, a script that I particularly like for its plastic qualities.
And as it is never enough, some filigrees to embellish the whole thing.
And a small video showing the process of modification of the letters
Here are two small letters just out of the workshop.
I am reinterpreting the filigree puzzles as I will present them at the Abbey of Maredret during a workshop organized by Interligne in March 2022.
Here we read the first name in the cut of the vertical shaft of the letter, with gilding for the counter shape of the final E.
And here I am having fun with a flower shape that comes to “eat” the letter and decorate it at the same time with copper leaf gilding.
Today is my wife’s birthday.
As I didn’t know what to give her, I started to create a new currency (kisses) and I started with a big banknote, 1 million !
Cashable only with me and in nature 🙂
The photo is printed (yes, I know, I should have done it by hand but that’s one of the many things I don’t know how to do).
Gold leaf for the control strip and the dot of the i, embossing for the number, everything else is done in watercolor, different dilutions of Payne’s grey.
I wish you all a very happy new year 2022, health, happiness and calligraphy 🙂
And here is an A as in Appy New Year! 😉
I had a leftover blue, so I took a piece of paper and filigree. The circle in the center is about 2.5cm in diameter.
And I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that there are still a few places left for the online course on filigree that will take place this weekend. During this course we will discuss the elements present in this little realization.
Information and registration on