Beyond the Impossible
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible
 is by going beyond them into the impossible”

— Arthur C. Clarke 


A calligraphy piece made to practice italic hand and composition,
and a reminder to keep on experimenting, trying and challenging oneself. 

Mitchell nib and gouache on Canson 140g/m² paper. June 2017.

First came general guidelines for the phrase to set the x-height and proportions, then the skeleton of the text in pencil and later ink to get a first sense of the letterforms and layout. 

Using the classical paste up method, I then cut out the words and reassembled the pieces exhaustively until I arrived at an interesting composition, which served as a basis layer for the next iterations and corrections until the final piece. 

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This piece was featured in Typism Book 4




Beyond the Impossible
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Beyond the Impossible

A calligraphy piece made to practice italic hand and composition, and a reminder to keep on experimenting, trying and challenging oneself. 
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Published:

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