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    “The Shit Series” is an experimental personal project using different calligraphy styles to write common Australian expressions using the word sh… Read More
    “The Shit Series” is an experimental personal project using different calligraphy styles to write common Australian expressions using the word shit. The inspiration behind these series is my Catalan Christmas celebration’s background. On Christmas Eve we celebrate the “caga tió” (Christmas log that shits presents). We also feature the “caganer” (the shitter) in the Christmas nativity scene. "The shit series" in an on-going project. Read about the inspiration behind each post and the tools I have used to created them. Read Less
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"The Shit Series" is a personal project where I am experimenting with different writing styles to communicate common Australian expressions using the word shit.

The inspiration behind these series is my Catalan Christmas celebration’s background. On Christmas Eve we celebrate the “caga tió” (Christmas log that shits presents). We also feature the “caganer” (the shitter) in the Christmas nativity scene.

See below my shit series in progress, the inspiration behind each post and the tools I have used to create them.
Post number #44: “Let’s make (good) shit happen“  The last 10 days, after the loss of my cat, have been pretty sad but I am determined to find the GOOD energy I brought back from Barcelona.
“Warming the shit up” and getting for my last calligraphy course of 2016. Neuland calligraphy using a bamboo pen and liquid watercolours.
“Stiff shit” This post is about the loss of my cat Graham. After being together for more than 8 years, it really heart inside saying goodbye to him. Neuland calligraphy using a bambo pen and liquid watercolours.
“Fresh shit” This post is about the excitement to come back home.
“This shit is bananas” thanks to the contribution of Bethany Simons.
“Just just got real” This post is about the excitement prior going to Barcelona!
“Just talking (fancy) shit” Copperplate calligraphy using metallic inks.
“As boring as bat shit” Fraktur calligraphy using a Pilot Parallel pen.
“Bullshit artist” thanks to the contribution of Michael Poland.
“Photoshop the shit out of it” thanks to the contribution of Danielle, Christian and Marz while having a team meeting at Tractor Design school. modern Carolingian calligraphy using a 3mm broad pen.
“Don’t give me more shit” Neuland calligraphy using a bamboo pen and liquid watercolours.
“Keep that shit up” This post is about finding motivation in the middle of  cold and rainy Melbourne.
“Crack the shits” thanks to the contribution of Kate Pullen. Roman Capitals calligraphy.
“You scared the shit out of me” thanks to the contribution of Teagan Glenane while leaving the Rainbow Hotel and running inside a garage door escaping from the rain.
“Pushing shit uphill with a rubber fork on a hot day” thanks to the contribution of Craig Newman. And I ask “what is that mean?” and Craig said “that is really hard”.
“In the middle of a shitstorm”. This post is about struggling with being a sole trader, and wanting to do too many things at the same time without loosing my mind.
“It’s all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits” thanks to the contribution of Steve Abbott‘s brother.
Post number #27 of my sh*t series: 'You are so full of shit (mate)'. Hand lettering using a Rotring Rapidograph.
Post number #26: “That’s the good shit” This post is about me feeling really happy for selling out my first calligraphy wokshop in Sydney, yay! Brush calligraphy usign a Daiso pen.
Post number #25: “You gotta be shitting me” This post is a joke about displaying a broad nib when I am actually using a flexible one to write Copperplate calligraphy. I don’t think anyone noticed on Instagram.
Post number #24: “That’s shit house mate” thanks to the contribution to Teagan Glenane and Lauren Abbott. Modern Carolingian calligraphy using a 3mm broad nib and liquid watercolours.
Post number #23: “Get shit done”. Roman Capitals calligraphy using a 1.5mm broad nib and walnut ink.
Post number #22: “Up shit creek without a paddle” contribution thanks to Rebecca Olivieri. Neuland calligraphy using a bamboo pen, walnut ink and liquid watercolours.
Post number #21: “Shit yeah!” contribution thanks to Ben Tovell. Fraktur calligraphy using a 3mm broad nib and liquid watercolours.
Post number #20: “You do so much cool shit” one blogger says to the other while attending a private whisky event in the city. Fraktur calligraphy using a 3mm broad nib and liquid watercolours.
Post number #19: “Holy shitballs Batman” contribution thanks to Robert Tickner. Modern Carolingian calligraphy using a 3mm broad nib and liquid watercolours.
Post number #18: “Panna cotta is the shit” contribution thanks to Rhianna Hobs. Modern Carolingian calligraphy using a 3mm broad nib and liquid watercolours.
Post number #17: “All professional and shit” contibution thanks to my studio buddy and great photographer Peter Tarasiuk. Fraktur calligraphy using a Pilot parallel pen. Brush calligraphy using a Daiso brush pen.
Post number #16: “You little shit stirrer” contribution thanks to Teagan Glenane. Fraktur calligraphy using a Pilot parallel pen.
Post number #15: “I lost my shit” is about dealing with personal problems and not being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Brush calligraphy using a Daiso brush pen.
Post number #14: “Bat shit crazy” is about approaching the end of February and feeling like not having accomplished anything yet. Modern Carolingian calligraphy using a Brause & Co 3mm nib and liquid watercolour ink.
Post number #13: “Smae old shit” is about going through a very tough personal time and using calligraphy to meditate and calm down. Italic calligraphy using a Brause & Co 3mm, 2mm and 1mm nibs and liquid watercolour ink.
Post number #12: “Honey, I know you like to think your shit don’t stink” is about my non-romantic approach to the commercialised Valentines Day. Neuland calligraphy using a bamboo pen, walnut ink and liquid watercolours.
Post number #11: “Get your shit together” is about pushing myself forward, finding the good energy, working harder and remembering how lucky I am for doing what I love for a living. Copperplate calligraphy using a William Mitchell elbow nib and liquid watercolour ink.
Post number #10: “No shit Sherlock” contribution from my partner Rob Tickner. Brush calligraphy using a Daiso brush and a golden touch pen.
Post number #9: “You don’t know jack shit” is about the feeling when you think you know something but in reality you know nothing at all! A while ago I attended a “Type by Hand” workshop with Wayne Thomson and Carla Hackett. I thought I knew how to write letterforms since I tried a Tombow pen and I felt I have never held a pen before. Brush calligraphy.
Post number #8: “You are shitting me up the wall” contribution thanks to Teagan Glenane, my studio buddy and a great photographer and videographer.
Post number #7: “Shit!” while playing with a Tombow pen for the first time. Brush calligraphy.
Post number #6: “I am shitting my pants, I shit you not” is about my feelings after my solo exhibition. Having a project ahead with a specific deadline helped me a lot to be motivated and extremely focused. After the exhibition I felt really lost, looking around and asking myself way too many questions: “What’s next? When am I going to get paid again? Where am I going now?” I was really scared. Now I am still fighting it and trying to find my next project to keep myself happy for the next months. Neuland calligraphy using a bamboo pen, walnut ink and liquid watercolours.
Post number #5: “Shits for shits and giggles”, just for fun. Hand lettering using a Pentel Hybrid Technica 0.3mm and tracing paper.
Post number #4: “All over it like flies on shit” contribution from Viki Wright while having a few beers in Barnsdale, VIC. Italic calligraphy using a Pilot parallel pen.
Post number #3: “Built like a brick shit house” contribution from Sarah Graham while camping at The Prom (Australia) and trying to scare a wombat who showed up without an invite. Fraktur calligraphy using a Brause & Co 3mm nib and liquid watercolour ink.
Post number #2: “Rare as rocking horse shit” contribution from Ken Tickner. Italic calligraphy using a Brause & Co 3mm nib and liquid watercolour ink.
Post number #1: “Shit will hit the fan” I learned about this saying from Ken Ticker during our monthly Saturday dinner meet ups at his house. Copperplate calligraphy using a William Mitchell elbow nib and golden gouache ink.