Monday, August 19, 2013

195 Old

Don't letter too slowly or press down too hard, to keep your letter texture ragged along the edges.  

There are many ways to suggest that calligraphy letters are Old.  In this alphabet, I used a simple calligraphy marker, Sanford 2.5 mm, to write on 300 pound watercolor paper.  "Cold-press" paper has a very rough surface, which evokes the early technology of type, presses, and paper in colonial America.

I like the way sepia ink looks in the title.  Look for Old caps a week from now.  

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