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Fraktur Calligraphy

I currently run Blackletter calligraphy workshops in Melbourne. These below are my ongoing calligraphic exercises.

The days are long, but the years are short.

One of the highlights of my isolation is that I haven’t worn a bra in seven weeks. Every little pleasure counts. Pointed Gothic, or Gothicized Italic. 6mm Pilot Parallel pen and liquid watercolours.

The Shit Series: You do so much cool shit.

Blackletter calligraphy using a 6mm Pilot Parallel pen and liquid watercolours.

Alphabet

Fraktur alphabet practise using different scales using a 1.5mm Pilot Parallel pen.

Whenever I have a headache, concentrating on some calligraphy practice seems to make it go away.

Fraktur calligraphy using a 6mm Pilot Parallel pen and liquid watercolours. Watch the video.

The perks of isolation: Safe at home

Blackletter calligraphy using a 6mm Pilot Parallel pen.

Patagonia

Blackletter calligraphy using a 6mm Pilot Parallel pen.

The Shit Series: In the middle of a shitstorm.

Fraktur calligraphy using a 6mm Pilot Parallel pen and liquid watercolours.

The perks of isolation: Blackletter days

Blackletter calligraphy using an Automatic Pen (top line) and a 6mm Pilot Parallel pen.

The Shit Series: As boring as bat shit.

Blackletter calligraphy using a 6mm Pilot Parallel pen and liquid watercolours.

The Shit Series: I’m up to my eyeballs in shit.

Condensed Fraktur calligraphy using a 1mm Brause & Co broad nib pen.

Stay Strong.

Blackletter calligraphy using a 6mm Pilot Parallel pen and liquid watercolours.

The Shit Series: Sharing the shit out of everything.

Fraktur calligraphy using a 3.8mm Pilot Parallel pen.

The Loop

Fraktur calligraphy: 3mm Brause&Co nib pen and walnut ink. Illumination using an William Mitchell elbow nib and liquid watercolours.

Design is both cult and culture.

You can read a blog post describing my experience studying a six-day-intensive Fraktur calligraphy course with Keith Adams here. You can also read about a five-day-private instruction and conviviality here.