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An Ephemeral Identity

17 February 2008

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A font illustrates a theme, an era, a mood. The collaboration of the art of calligraphy with the beauty of Art Nouveau alphabets make for a modern elegant invitation.

The inspiration for this font was derived from a French perfume bottle circa 1920. Combing Art Deco and Art Nouveau design books, sheet music, magazine advertisements and the boxes upon boxes of ephemera I store haphazardly in my studio allows me to connect with a time, feel a place, transcend my present state.

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  1. February 17, 2008

    Art Nouveau is one of my favorite styles & it inspires my work as well (though in very different ways). I love your calligraphy!

  2. February 17, 2008

    I agree with leakarts. And WOW!!! yours drawings it´s very nice. Congratulations.

  3. February 17, 2008

    Love Art Nouveau and Art Décoratif!I learned calligraphy in art school, kudos to you!!

  4. February 18, 2008

    Oh, this came out beautifully–worthy of the Rainbow room!

  5. February 18, 2008

    I love your calligraphy…so talented! I featured you this weekend on my blog!

  6. February 18, 2008

    This is just gorgeous! I learned a little calligraphy when I was a teenager – I never had the precision to be very good at it, though. Love this!

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