Calligraphy book: The Yellow Tractor

April 12, 2013

This calligraphy project displays an excerpt of a book written from the viewpoint of a Haitian boy. He is interested in the world outside Haiti, but he is also proud of his small town and wishes for it to be recognized in the world. I wanted to make a book that was colorful and intriguing, simple and poignant. The body text is an attempted imitation of European school handwriting, and I pasted maps to the backs of the pages before painting them.

title page
first spread
second spread
third spread
front cover

Thank-you card

July 4, 2012

A thank-you card for a babysitter.

thank-you card

Happy Latin birthday

April 15, 2012

A card for a classicist friend.

card

Jabberwocky

March 17, 2012

This is a horrible photo of a delightful broadside featuring Lewis Carroll’s deathless “Jabberwocky.”
Jabberwocky broadside

Calendar

December 3, 2011

This calligraphy class project was a calendar featuring photos of one adorable four-month-old baby. The paper is Arches text wove sponged with Elmer’s art paste and acrylic paint. The dates are written in gouache, and I got the 8×8″ photo prints at Costco. I wish I had photos of more of the pages, because there is a fabulous array of colors.

baby calendar

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