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Week #26
This work was done by Tomoko Zunino in 2016 in Seattle for the session “How to Modernize a Traditional Calligraphic Hand: Blackletter” in PRIMITIVE TO MODERN. In her own words:
This is a scene from the Bremen Town Musicians, which is one of my childhood favorite stories (especially Hans Fischer’s), by the Grimm Brothers.

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”.

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