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Book Word of the Day: Uncial

While reading “Books will Speak Plain” by Julia Miller I came across a new book word I was familiar with, but could not remember. The word is used on page 46 to describe a type of script learned by scribes in England from books imported from Italy. 132 more words

James Davis

Learning a New Script - Book of Kells

I thought it might be fun to walk everyone (crickets) through how I go about learning a new script – specifically a historical one from a specific source.  967 more words


Twelfth Night

Once again I had the honor of creating an image for Pittsburgh Public Theater‘s season brochure. For Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, designer Paul Schifino asked me to focus first on the title lettering rather than images from the play. 213 more words

Illustration Process

This week's work

Here we are again – I’ve got some free time on my hands and some work that’s been scanned, so let’s see what I’ve been up to this week, shall we? 320 more words


Lucien Cowper Moore

This lettering is from a set of funeral stationery I produced for an author and poet. His family wanted the service sheet and eulogy to have a contemporary feel to it, reflecting Lucien’s relatively short life.

Melanie Davies

Guild of Freemen Scroll

The Guild of Freemen of the City of London elect a new Master every year, and every year they give a resolution of thanks to the outgoing Master. 86 more words


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