Following our post yesterday about ligatures, today we're excited to share yet another article about typography. This time we feature an incredible personal project on calligraphy by Joan Quirós, a graphic designer born in Valencia, Spain and currently working in London. A selection of my personal work done just for practicing and just for having fun. Most of them uploaded on my Instagram account.
Modern Calligraphy by Pokras Lampas
I love letterings, it brings back great memories from my childhood going to the farmers market on Sundays with my parents not to mention every neighborhood grocery had tons of lettering for prices, promotions and advertisings. It's amazing to see that this craft is getting stronger again and seeing the work that Jackson Alves put together for poster for the Mexican beer Sol is true proof of that. The Advertising Agency Talent from São Paulo (Brazil) hired me to create two handmade posters for the Mexican beer SOL.
The only way to learn anything is by practicing. The more you practice and exercise, more you become aware of the subtleties of what you are working on. That is very clear in design and more specifically, calligraphy. Jackson Alves has been doing that everyday. To improve my letters, I try to practice every single day on several surfaces with different pens. Bellow there is some calligraphy of my daily practice – ink on paper, ink on glass, chalk on wall – who I call “#Daily Calligraphy”.
Pokras is an street artist from Russia who creates some big scale calligraphic compositions within an urban environment and interior, and he's always trying to experiment with forms and volumes of the typography. For more from Pokras Lampas visit behance.net/pokras.