Calligraphy lyrics video: Catch and Release by Matt Simons.

This is the first time I’ve done a lyrics video without a regular fountain pen. I wanted to experiment with new effects. The paper is (mostly) Yupo, which is 100% polypropylene. It has unexpected interactions with water-based media. Nothing sinks in, because it’s waterproof. Inks used are Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleedproof White, Pilot Blue Black, Franklin-Christoph …

Because they just look so cool

Barch-Payzant (freehand) lettering pens – a new old toy.

When Richard emailed me a picture of this Barch-Payzant lettering pen set, I squealed. Oh wonderful world that has such elegant solutions in it. These pens are forward-weighted; solid brass nibs, light wooden handles.They immediately reminded me of the Indonesian tjanting, used to apply hot wax to cloth for resist batik. Unlike the tjanting, these lettering …