Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Transmogrification of Lettershapes: "His Holiness of Rags" (qbdp # 60)

Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Room 718, Poughkeepsie, New York

Using a large advertisement postcard put out by the New York State Museum (which shares a building with my organization, the New York State Archives), I wrew a little calliglyph with walnut ink. Actually, I prepared the glyph ahead of time to save time, and I love using walnut ink because of the randomness of its tone and its wonderful nutty scent. This inkglyph is one of a series of visual poems examining how to reorganize the parts of calligraphic letters into new letterforms.


Geof Huth, "His Holiness of Rags" (8 June 2005)


The nine recipients of this card were as follows:

1. Ruth and Marvin Sackner

2. Bob Grumman

3. Roy Arenella

4. Ruud Janssen

5. frips

6. RF Côté

7. kiyotei

8. Erin Huth

9. qbdp



Mailart Station, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, NY (9 June 2005)

un violon d'ingres

2 comments:

michael said...

It look very neat and tidy but don;'t you bang your knees on that drawer?

Ruud Janssen said...

Must be strange. Being in a Hotel with a laptop. No wonder one sends out mail-art in such a place.

You sure are floding my Breda P.O. Box. Thanks for that. I already scanned the first items, and today 3 more arrived.....

In 2 months I should live quite nearby that P.O. Box as well....

Ruud