Thursday, February 16, 2017

Revelations of Divine Love






I am quietly excited with this little treasure that has just arrived from the Folio Society, London.
The Head of the Art Department commissioned me to design the cover of their just published
Revelations of Divine Love - Julian of Norwich.
I feel privileged to have been asked and I am happy with the result.
I am confident I have captured the spirit of Julian's writing in the cover and book design.


It is truly a divine little book. I hope you enjoy it.






Cover & Spine.








Ornate initials throughout the text ... and there are a lot of them!
I created different designs of the same letter so they would be varied and not the same throughout.
Here are just some of them.



























Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Enjoying some studio time



I have been enjoying some studio time and have completed the bookmarks for the participants at the upcoming Cataneo Italics in Buderim, Queensland. When I do these I always create a couple for David and me.





Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A thought for today ...




... from my Word-A-Day list

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (1858-1919)

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.

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