Sunday, January 6, 2013

Calligraphy Every Day 6: Mesh

I love calligraphy markers.  They're cheap, bold, and easy to use.  They range from 2 mm to 5 mm and beyond.  They're available everywhere.  Many brands come in a rainbow of colors and none of them leak.  

But that's not all: one extra virtue that markers offer is the chance to make magical ribbons of perfectly spaced stripes. Just cut out a small triangular notch--on center or off center--to create striped strokes. This alphabet, Mesh, starts with a basic striped marker letter. 

Notched markers, or specially-made metal pens, produce opulent coiling striped ribbons. 
The letter A above shows how you can take striped letters one step further, by using a narrower pen to pull out some of the thin strokes past the end of the letter.  You can tailor these small strokes to mesh with each other in logos, monograms, and displays

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