Contrakt is a warm, but sturdy and authoritative, text typeface family inspired by the limited palette of typefaces that were available to me in my former life, when I worked in the legal department at a NYC record label. Contrakt was my final project for the 2016–17 Type@Cooper Extended Program.
Melantius is my revival of the typeface Bulmer, as it appeared in Cheshire House’s 1932 edition of Beaumont & Fletcher’s The Maide’s Tragedy. Melantius was my first semester project for the Type@Cooper Extended Program.
The Dude Abides
20" x 15". This is a cut-paper piece based on my calligraphy. The entire foreground is one piece of paper.
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
15” x 22”. Steel folded pen and walnut ink on Khadi Rag paper. The style was inspired by a handful of 20th-century typefaces like Legende, Stentor, Reiner Script, Mistral, and Derby, and, in particular, by Carl Rohrs’ calligraphic brush interpretation of Legende.
12” × 12”. Mitchell 2.5 nib and Higgins Sepia ink on Ingres d’Arches MBM paper.
The first image is a calligraphic interpretation of Oldrich Menhart's typeface, Ceska Unciala, and the second is based on his book jacket lettering. Both are 9" x 6" and were written with a Mitchell Witch Pen and walnut ink on Hahnemühle Ingres paper.
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30" x 44". Soennecken 2.5 nib with walnut ink on Rives BFK paper. The x-height is approximately 3/8".