Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kakemono - the end

Here it is at last. It would have been much longer than what I thought but the result is worth it, isn't it ?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kakemono 3

It is quite long to paint filigrees on cloth, what you see here took me almost half a day, not to mention the smell of the paint which gives headaches...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Poem by Léo Ferré

As I told you last week, I've been working on the poem Des Armes by Léo Ferré and it's now finished.

I started with a collage of leaves from a book found at a secondhand bookseller which title is "Training of the 1st january 1923 on the grenades for use by troops from any army", I found it would make a perfect background for this poem which title could be translated into "Weapons".
I eventually added the text, using a revisited NEULAND, I will soon post a model of it for those who would like to follow me.
Till then, to see the whole work, have a look in the gallery.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012


First step of the kakemono which will advertise the entrance of my gallery.

Still a lot of work to do...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Any aesthetic life is despair

This sentence is not by me but by Kierkegaard. I always find it difficult to calligraphy a single short sentence, composition options are too reduced unless one launches into excessive ornementation.
Other thought that has nothing to do with the previous statement, I'm fascinated by zebra crossing textures for a while now.
The conjunction of these two observations gave me the idea of working on Kierkegaard's sentence using the morse code and playing with the texture of dash and points.

It's a first draft, I already identified some of its weaknesses and hope to correct them into the next version, anyway, I'm quite happy with some of the textures obtained.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


I hafe just started to work on the poem Des Armes by Léo Ferré. I took the opportunity to rework a bit the NEULAND script designed by Rudolf Koch.

New ligatures, retouch of edges and new shapes for some letters. I nevertheless feel I'm just copying my master without being really original except for the B, inspired by the insular manuscripts from the end of the first millennium.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Summer courses in France

As every summer, my esteemed professors will teach courses in Saint Antoine l'Abbaye (France).
I will not be able to attend this year but I can offer a 10% discount for those of you who would like to join : just add the code Anachropsy9312 to your registration sheet.

Seats are limited and time flies, hurry up !