This is one of my earliest attempts at pointed brush lettering.
I decided to do a piece that had a more structured style with
the blackletter and contrast it with the more unstructured
script style. Even though I didn't understand completely how the
pointed brush worked at the time I think it began my interest in
how the pointed pen and pointed brush related as tools.
Out of that I developed some of the pointed pen variations
styles that I do. The piece was done on Canson paper with
gouache. The background roman letters were done with a flat
brush and the rest of the lettering with a pointed brush. I
picked the Alfred Fairbank quote about "Disciplined Freedom" to
emphasize the contrast of the different lettering styles.