SX. Project 1, Poetic. Monument, Calligraphy.

Bethany and I would like to recognize the elegance and emotion of calligraphy. We have identified a few characteristics associated with calligraphy that will help direct our form. These include; motion, strokes, ink, texture, content, and special attention to curves and angles. The location should inform the history. Because there are a number of different histories (arabic, chinese, german, etc...) we would like to choose one and focus on it's individual the qualities and meaning.

We want to focus on the movement within the restriction of German Blackletter. Here, the characters are disciplined yet fluid and spontaneous (much like Rococo Architecture :) We also want to show the fragility and the importance of the paper. We're thinking Nuremberg, Germany for the installation location...

cal·lig·ra·phy  [kuh-lig-ruh-fee]

the art of writing beautifully: He studied calligraphy when he was a young man.
Fine Artsline or a group of lines either derived from or-resembling letter forms andcharacterized by qualities usually associated with cursive writing, especially that produced with a brush or pen.

Here's What We Have Looked At

German architecture as influence for the structure of our monument.

Look over on Bethany's blog to see some imagery, and also this collection over on my Gimme Bar that doesn't have very many photos now, but will grow over time.