Monday, June 27, 2016

Kickstarter: “The Calligraphy of Alice”


The Calligraphy of Alice

Excerpt:

Over a career spanning more than 60 years, Alice’s artistry exemplifies taste, technique, wit,
and her own unique graphic style. A keen understanding of craft, respect for tools, and interest
in historical forms have contributed to her command of various calligraphic styles, written
with extraordinary skill. Whether using Coit and Automatic pens or the smallest of Speedball
nibs, this versatility enabled her to tackle all manner of calligraphic design problems.

Alice has opened her own personal archives so, in addition to her mature and later work,
the book contains charming early works from the 1950s, as well as several sketches and
preliminary layouts which offer a rare glimpse into Alice’s working process. The Morgan
Library has graciously photographed a dozen of her very special posters from their archives,
not seen for decades, especially for this publication.





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