is a scene from the Bremen Town Musicians, which is one of my
childhood favorite stories (especially Hans Fischer’s), by the
The main text is onomatopoeia of a donkey, dog, cat and rooster
in French. I tried in English and German and it turned out that
the layout flows the best in French. The letterform is a black
letter variation, done with Hiro nib #8 .
The letterform of the border is a roman variation by Neugebauer
from 26 Seeds class last year, done with micron.
This letterform is also used in the capitals of the main text.
It is always fun to decide the design and layout, like playing a
jig-saw puzzle and choosing colors is always a challenge. I
settled on Oxide of Chromium, Indio, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre
and black and white and only these are used on the entire piece.
The seal was the first my father engraved more than 20 years
ago. He is working on a new one!
Arches watercolor hot press paper, 15” x 22”.