My name is Seema. This blog is a way to keep track of my artwork, inspiration and progress. I also post things that I find funny, cute animals, or things that are generally awesome. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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Pieces From Joey Spiotto’s ‘Storytime: A Little Gallery Show’
From Joey Spiotto’s album cover pieces to his Little Golden Book inspired works, he’s creating some of the most fun pop-culture sintered art being made. The Storytime: A Little Gallery Show opens from August 1 at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles CA.
Quite a way to test your pen: drawing a figure that looks like, well, Batman. The nib of medieval quills needed constant adjusting, cutting with a knife. In order to see if it had the right shape, the scribe would test it out on a blank page. This one is filled with such pen trials, most of them written vertically: nonsense words, elongated letters and wobbly lines, all at least 500 years old. The biggest trial, however, looks familiar: a hooded man in which we may see Batman. Long live the needy medieval pen, which produced such delightful creations!
Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine, MS 3475 (15th century).