Tag Archives: Uncial

Book with embossed pages

In our class in Uncial lettering, we wre to create a book of 5-6 pages, including a colophon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colophon_(publishing)). Its size was to be half a page with wide orientation. The paper was to be folded in half with the … Continue reading

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Prayer Promises Accordion Book

I had a 30″ x 5″ strip of paper left over from my last class homework’s accordion book (previous post). I had cut it to use as a backup in case I needed to redo. I decided to turn it … Continue reading

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Playing with Uncial

I had a great two “Uncialicious” classes with Jane Shibata, who taught several varieties of the Uncial lettering style to our monthly Orange County Society for Calligraphy members. Here are several in-class work and homework projects.

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Spiral Calligraphy with The Hobbit

I put my new spiral guideline sheets into practice with this piece. The red text is from The Hobbit, featuring the poem, “Roads go ever ever on,” and the black text is a poem from the Lord of the Rings, … Continue reading

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Classroom project

Barbara Close showed us an intriguing art treatment consisting of abstract text forms cut out as squares and put together in a line, with text above and (if I remember) below. She suggested we do this ourselves in class. When … Continue reading

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