blackletter

The little words don’t
seem so small anymore. They crowd
doubt’s formal sitting room in dark,
outdated suits of elegant font. Black
quill dipped into a near-empty well
of ink, nibbed upon a page,
the skillful calligraphy of each letter
lifts & falls like restful breathing
of a deep sleep to form the words
that are hardest to say—love, death, fear, faith.

Even God is monosyllabic, though at times
It doesn’t seem to be a word at all.
And if I were to stop now, would you say
I do not believe?  Is it possible
that everything the dead say is true?
Silence already speaks too much of absence.

Greg Sellers, opening lines to “Blackletter,” manuscript-in-progress, 2017

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My Blackletter is pretty rusty, but I was in the mood for it and my new daylight-imitating lamp makes videoing a lot easier. Had some colorful fun with the inks that @stopkatie got me from @papierplume.
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Scrun, Dysfunction Installation

An example of my video installation work for the Dysfunction exhibition.
Scrun was intended as a commentary on cellular existence capturing the POV of our phones as we walk through the world not taking any of it in. Intentionally out of sync and focus, disorientating and discoloured with jarring cuts and off beat timing to mimic the half life we experience when we filter everything through the blue light of a screen. The content, the narrative, everything about the original footage is lost and distorted in service of the screen existence.

Kirschwasser

Пару слов о задании про водку. 

Я начал этот проект с изучения лубка. Смотрел какие-то отличительные особенности, пропорции. В результате выработал эскиз и сюжет.

Пришла идея сделать что-то на стыке культур. Так появилась концепция для русского кирша (вишневый дистиллят). Есть такая интересная этнокультурная общность — немцы поволжья. В XVIII-XIX веках у них были колонии на территории Империи. С одной стороны они сохраняли свой культурный код, с другой стороны, было неизбежное влияние местности. Этот микс я решил отразить в этикетке. 

Но сначала лубок! А почему бы не сделать гравюру, подумал я. Лубок это по сути ксилография, что вполне можно эмулировать с помошью линогравюры. Но нужно было еще определиться с типом бутылки. Я рассматривал много вариантов, но остановился на литровой керамической. Вот такой форм-фактор:

Теперь «славянская» типографика. Подумал я, что будет уместно идти от фарктуры с добавлением либо декора, либо принципа вязи. Было очень много скетчинга…

Итоговые варианты я делал уже в иллюстраторе модулями.

Этикетка целиком:

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#calligraphy #handwriting #blackletter #gothic #fraktur (em Porto, Portugal)

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Random moods. #calligraphy #blackletter #gothic #fraktur #calligraphymasters #goodtype #handwriting #calligritype #thedailytype

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Typography

Blackletter

Blackletter or Gothic type, is a type face that has been dubbed the first font and the start of typography. It was used for printing in western Europe from 1150 to well into the 17th century. It was created by adapting Carolingian minuscule for printing in France and Low Countries as it was considered a clear and readable for printing.

𝔄 𝔅 ℭ 𝔇 𝔈 𝔉 𝔊 ℌ ℑ 𝔍 𝔎 𝔏 𝔐 𝔑 𝔒 𝔓 𝔔 ℜ 𝔖 𝔗 𝔘 𝔙 𝔚 𝔛 𝔜 ℨ
𝔞 𝔟 𝔠 𝔡 𝔢 𝔣 𝔤 𝔥 𝔦 𝔧 𝔨 𝔩 𝔪 𝔫 𝔬 𝔭 𝔮 𝔯 𝔰 𝔱 𝔲 𝔳 𝔴 𝔵 𝔶 𝔷

𝕬 𝕭 𝕮 𝕯 𝕰 𝕱 𝕲 𝕳 𝕴 𝕵 𝕶 𝕷 𝕸 𝕹 𝕺 𝕻 𝕼 𝕽 𝕾 𝕿 𝖀 𝖁 𝖂 𝖃 𝖄 𝖅
𝖆 𝖇 𝖈 𝖉 𝖊 𝖋 𝖌 𝖍 𝖎 𝖏 𝖐 𝖑 𝖒 𝖓 𝖔 𝖕 𝖖 𝖗 𝖘 𝖙 𝖚 𝖛 𝖜 𝖝 𝖞 𝖟

Comic Sans

Comic Sans MS is a sans-serif casual script typeface designed by Vincent Connare and released in 1994 by Microsoft for use in Office. It has a casual and playful look thanks to its smooth and curvy look. As it is sans-serif it has also dropped the marks at the end of each stroke of the letter to be more simple and readable for young children. It was designed with the intent of being used in children’s books.