Hey all, I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right forum but I would like to share some of my calligraphy work with you.
I'm a big drum 'n' bass fan (I like a lot of different types of music, the d'n'b is just part of it). One day a friend of mine played "Coded Language" by DJ Krust (with spoken word from Saul Williams) and I was instantly mesmerised. As I sat there listening to this track, I made myself promise to do a huge challenge and do a calligraphy piece on the entire spoken words.
I knew it wouldn't be easy so I didn't set a deadline for myself, nor did I count the amount of hours that I put it into it. With much stopping and starting, it took me 9 months to do it all, given that each session was roughly 2-3 hours long.
The main reason why it took so long to do was that I kept running out of ink in my pens so I would have to redo each letter two or three times to get all of the lettering even. That and the fact that the pages are A2 sizes, 7 pages in all. I must have gone through at least 6 black pens, 1 entire eraser and several gallons of tea
Without further ado, here's my calligraphy piece:
Close up of the title:
I used Irish Sign Language here, as I'm Irish and partially deaf.
The silver lettering isn't very clear here but the last line is supposed to be "Thus, In The Name Of:"
If you would like to see them in bigger sizes, pics are available on my Flickr set:http://www.flickr.com/photos/photographerpandora/sets/72157608940311429/
And for any drum 'n' bass fans out there, this video is for you!
DJ Krust & Saul Williams - "Coded Langauge"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HerpGwbLSM8
Let me know what you think, I'd be grateful for any C&C!