Design, handmade, letterforms

What the F…riday! #3

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This is just about the most beautiful thing I’ve ever received through the post. It’s a short note from top calligrapher Paul Antonio (his website is currently being redone, but bookmark him here) following a lecture he gave at the college in April 2008. It is written in a very delicate copperplate script with various swashes and curlicues, but not to the point of over embellishment. It is surprising that it made it through the post these days, what with automated scanning and other various machine handling processes todays mail system uses.

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I particularly like the orange scan that has been applied during the mailing process; it adds a really striking modern counterpoint to the formal lettering. I think I might do a competition for imaginative mailings at some point. Hmmm…

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