CALLIGRAPHY GRAPHIC DESIGN ILLUSTRATION
Exploring the uses of handwritten letterform, gesture and space

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Here you will find examples of the work of some of my online students in calligraphy classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, with some description of how they came about.

The piece below is by Rebecca Cook. It is the result of an assignment in which the student studies spacing, organizing the visual field with gestural brush renderings of "letterform segments" or symbols, layered and balanced as a non-legible written form (strokes applied left to right, in successive rows) while exploring the possibilities of color and spatial depth.