February 1, 2009

Calligraphy and Illumination January 2009

January 31, 2009, a Purple fret for Khadagan Jochilun. I did both the Calligraphy and Illumination. The calligraphy is an eastern or Bari type Beneventan Minuscule. The border is based on a border motif from the 11th century Bari Exultet Roll.

January 31, 2009, a Bronze Ring for Miguel de Santiago. I did both the Calligraphy and Illumination.This was based on the Berlaymont Hours, c. 1470-1475, a Book of Hours comissioned for a gentleman. The Berlaymont hours use an unusual color scheme of ochre, brown, teal, and a deep dusty rose/salmon.

January 11, 2009. Award of the Baton (a youth award) for Kinji. I did the calligraphy in an Uncial, Ruth Ellyson did the illuminated blank.

January 11, 2009, Order of the Evergreen for Elaine Ladd. I did the calligraphy in a Humanist Roundhand; Anna Rakel did the Illumination in an Italian Whitevine stlye.

January 31, 2009, AOA for Thomas Ayleward. I did the calligraphy in an Uncial; illuminated blank was by Mikhail Lubelska and Sorcha O'Brannigan.

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