— Wedding Calligraphy

Having spent a good part of today immersed in hand-calligraphy – crafting President Bill Clinton’s name onto an invitation – and working on a commemorative publication featuring the man himself, I find myself drawn to other examples of fine calligraphy…

 

Danae Blackburn-Hernandez for example has been “fascinated with letters” ever since she can remember. Danae took her first calligraphy lesson when she was 12, and has continued to study the art ever since, incorporating watercolour paintings to create these beautiful wedding maps, signs and invitations. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart wedding magazine.

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— The Tree Of Life

Another – even more beautiful – poster for Terrence Mallick’s eagerly anticipated movie ‘The Tree Of Life’, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.

the tree of life

— Alex Moulton R.I.P. (1920-2012)

Alex Moulton – whose factory and workshop is based just a few miles away from The English Group’s studio (in Bradford-On-Avon) – best known for inventing the small-wheeled Moulton bicycle and the rubber suspension system for the Mini car, has died aged 92.

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— Geometrics

With research underway into another projects where The English Group shall once again be working with geometric patterns and Arabesques, here’s but a glimpse towards this sublime artform.

 

The first image is of a tile from Iberia.

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— One For The Girls

There’s been lots of raunchy Tom Ford advertising posted on this blog, but here’s one for the girls.

 

…or as it’s Tom Ford, perhaps for the guys too.

 

Tom Ford Denim SS 2015 campaign photographed by Inez & Vinoodh

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