calligraphy, lettering, type design, letter carving, sign writing, pixel pushing, etc

Lao Tzu — reed and ink

With this piece my intent was to explore a direct writing method in which there was no pre-meditation for the composition or letterform construction, but rather, seeing what comes out from my own muscle memory of the Roman letterforms. I was consciously choosing a whipping writing movement that Rudolf von Larisch describes in his teachings. It is interesting to see what results are obtained when you trust your intuition of letterforms, after many years of practice and refinement, and let the tool and mind work in unison.