Saturday, January 26, 2013

Calligraphy Every Day 23: Dryland

What, oh, what can you do with a dried-up marker?  Lots!  Here is a gorgeous alphabet Dryland, based on a 20th-century calligraphers' favorite called Neuland. 

The only drawback of Dryland is that you have to get it right the first time--no touching it up.  I rethought the U, and it shows. 

The letters are heavy, about 3 1/2 pen widths tall.  The pen is held flat, so left-handers can write this just as well as their adroit counterparts.  The other pen angle is 90°.  Easy!  To make the stroke look dryer, write faster.  

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