Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Beautiful Calligraphy/The Naked Truth

Legacy of Letters from Luca Barcellona on Vimeo.

I came across the website ChangeTheThought that has a collection of different design inspirations, from print to interactive stuff. From this website I found this video about a designer named Luca Barcellona who does AMAZING hand done, calligraphic typography. He is definitely a master of hand done typography. I could not even believe how perfect his line quality is and how steady his hands are. I'm sure he has had a lot of practice to get his type this perfect. This is truly inspirational for me because I am becoming more and more interested in this type of typography.

Through his website I also found a really interesting project called
Wall of Light that he and many other artists participated in. This was a collaborative project that featured different artists and their artwork that was projected onto historic buildings. It reminded me of the post about Anamorphic Typography and the idea of type in the environment. When I first started in design, I thought of everything (especially type) in such a literal sense. However, as I learn more, I'm beginning to realize how much you can actually do with type and that it's not only limited to paper/print.

On another note, I thought I'd share other cool work which happens to relate to the post about body type called "Letterform for the Ephemeral". Check it out:


Talk about thinking outside the box...

1 comment:

  1. This is soooo inspiring Viki! Thank you for posting!