The book will also include an essay by Adam Eeuwens about the artist and the significance of his work. More information about us can be found here! Like black and white or even less and more. His work can be described as classical freehand calligraphy combined with street edge and contemporary design aesthetic. Throughout the book there will be comments written by Adam Eeuwens and the artist.
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Graphic design magazine with tutorials, resources and inspiration. The two are virtually inseparable, as the earliest surviving written texts are all done in calligraphy. That does not, however, mean that calligraphy is strictly a Western tradition. Calligraphy differs from continent to continent, and even from region to region, within the continents.
What calligraphy is, essentially, is the art of writing, or better yet, lettering. It makes the letters themselves works of art, as opposed to just the text. Calligraffiti is the brain-child of Niels Shoe Meulman or Shoe, for short. Shoe has been tagging since , and is a graffiti legend since he was 18 years old. Together with Bondo from Paris and Mode2 from London, he formed the graff crew Crime Time Kings, and started putting Europe on the map for its graffiti.
Not just a graffiti artist, Niels also took an apprenticeship under Dutch graphic designer Anthon Beeke, from to He left the company in , and became a partner at Unruly. During this time, he also became a professor at Rietveld Academie, and in at Academie voor Bouwkunst.
He launched Calligraffiti in , with a solo exhibition of the same name, in Amsterdam. The exhibition was hugely successful, which lead to his works being showcased at many international exhibitions in Europe and North America, and in , the book Calligraffiti — The Graphic Art of Niels Shoe Meulman was published by From Here to Fame Publishing in Berlin.
Only I did more. There are no images. Only everything in between. There is no truth, only opinions. It all swings and roundabouts. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. Furthermore, knowledge without imagination is pure limitation.
Unidentical Image source A diptych is an object with two flat plates attached at a hinge. Diptychs are most commonly used for religious purposes, either as icons or as lists of people, living and departed, that a church commemorates.
Spacetime Image source Clearly a fan of both science and art, Shoe created this stunner using acrylic and pearlescent paint on linen. The chaotic strokes make the painting really dynamic, and in combination with the almost Gothic letters and the scroll that they are written on, give it an almost aged feel.
We think that this work is also inspired by Einstein, and his theory on the space-time continuum. Here, he replaces the correct word, alchemy, with the made up but correct sounding alchemism. The objective of alchemy, among others, is creating the elixir of life, which confers youth and longevity. You could say that youth is imagination, and longevity is artistic creation.
Typography Trend: The Art of Calligraffiti