06 January 2010

NOLAA Calligraphy Exhibit

New Orleans Letter Arts Association has installed a new exhibit at the Denham Springs Library for the month of January. I have several pieces included in the show. The one shown has a great likeness to Ismar David's piece published in the Calligraphy Idea Exchange, Volume One Number Two, 1983.  I have just recently had the opportunity to study this past issue and am enthralled with his Roman Caps and sensual serifs. Up to this point I had no knowledge of Ismar David's work but admire his letterforms and wanted to try and learn more by imitating his piece. Next post I will have a piece of my own with this flavor of style but still have a long way to go to master the Roman Cap.

I created this piece for myself and wanted to share it as an awareness to the the beauty of Mr. David's work. The quote was created on a full sheet of 300 lb Arches Cold Press, written with masking fluid, then several washes of thin acrylic. It was then mounted on a reclaimed window screen.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Very inspiring work Jo. The letters are beautiful, and I love the window screen mounting - very unique. Thanks for sharing! :)