More daily alphabets – Pentel Color Brushes, ZIG Millennium 005 marker, Sakura Calligrapher 20 marker

23 January daily alphabet - water-filled black Pentel Color Brush
23 January daily alphabet - water-filled black Pentel Color Brush
24 January daily alphabet - water-filled Pentel Color Brush, ZIG Millennium 005 marker, and blue Pentel Color Brush
24 January daily alphabet - water-filled Pentel Color Brush, ZIG Millennium 005 marker, and blue Pentel Color Brush
24 January daily alphabet - Sakura Calligrapher 20 marker
24 January daily alphabet - Sakura Calligrapher 20 marker

Off-weight lettering

2016-01-22-playing-with-off-weight-letteringLast week a friend pointed out a Facebook post by John Stevens: some "wrong weighted"
lettering, as he calls it, that she was working to emulate. I can't find an example on his website, but if you're on Facebook you might be able to see it here. I think it requires some time and enough kinetic familiarity to get a good rhythm going so that the strokes have more life than mine do. In the Facebook post, John calls it the "syncopated rhythm of Ben Shahn mixed with broad pen calligraphy." In earlier posts here and here, you can see some of my attempts at the Ben Shahn lettering he references. Later, I used that lettering in a book commission of poetry by Madeleine Gomez:

Poem by Madeleine Gomez
2003 poem by Madeleine Gomez, written out 2013 by Beth Lee

 

Free stuff from my dealer

ZIG Clean Color Brush Pen on a multi-media sheet
ZIG Clean Color Brush Pen on a multi-media sheet

So I got this ZIG Clean Color brush pen from my dealer, with a note wishing me happy holidays and inviting me to "enjoy this free gift". This is a good thing, right? So why does it feel like they're just hoping to engender a new dependency on a new drug writing tool?

It's an interesting brush pen, very brush-y rather than pen-like.