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A few lettering pieces

Half-dozen 2

Singular amusements

W hat kind of people play with lettershapes? The work is solitary. The rules are complicated, although their intent is simple enough. Even basic tool marks, such as serifs, are not easily made with a broad edge pen.

When calligraphers look at lettershapes and their minds follow a line, they tend to jiggle their fingers. It’s a pleasure to watch. They tackle unlikely things and try to make them work.