Legacy of Letters

Fraktur writing for the Legacy of Letters italian tour, organize by Paul Shaw, NYC.

(via bmdesign)

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  1. This is great. What is he writing with?!

  2. Absolutely beautiful!

    What is he writing with?

  3. looks like a copic fatty.

  4. That was ridiculously good.

  5. Wow looks great!

  6. Sooooooooooooooooooo beautiful, it almost hurts

  7. Did I just watch 5 minutes of an Italian fella writing 3 words and some change?

    Yes I did. I wouldn’t give it back if you asked, and I would recommend it to others!

    I was paralyzed while watching it, unable to stop or do anything. It reminded me a bit in that aspect of this video of a Japanese man ironing a shirt like a freaking boss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeA9gH_iWXY – it was accurately summarized to me 2 days later, as “ironing porn”.

  8. Wow, awesome. Literal awe.

    And to think guys like this were plentiful 50 years ago. Now, not so much.

  9. like michael dohrn, i was paralyzed. just in awe. so awesome.

  10. Luca was using a chisel-edged brush (synthetic hairs if I remember correctly) with gouache. No retouching. No photoshopping. Just direct writing.

    He was part of the Legacy of Letters 2010 tour of the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna and Alta Price and I hope he will join us for next year’s tour as well. Anyone interested in the 2011 tour should contact me at paulshaw@nyc.rr.com

  11. Luca Barcellona rocks :)

  12. wow.

    I am actually a bit moved by this…

  13. I have to correct my earlier comment. I thought the video was of Luca writing Legacy of Letters during his demonstration at the Tipoteca. But this must be a warm-up since the tool he is using is not a chisel-edged brush as he used for his demonstration at the Tipoteca but a Copic marker (a Japanese brand). Luca brought a bag of such markers with him to the Tipoteca. He cuts his tips on the bias rather than leaving them flat. The markers—which come in about 9 different colors—have wide tips that are good for large writing. I use them for teaching calligraphy.

  14. absolutely brilliant, and the design of the letters is just awesome

  15. Absolutely gorgeous — both in process and the result.

  16. That’s a Copic marker! (WIDE body style)

    Copic markers are the BEST markers on the planet.

    Refillable, reusable, replaceable tips.

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