I wasn’t ready for that.
I don’t think anyone was ready for that.
The Legend of Zelda & Mario 64
This is a small showcase of an Arabic calligraphic script. A romantic and elaborate script inspired by classical Eastern (Persian) and Andalusian (Spanish) Kufic styles. Its been designed in such a way that it lends to both traditional calligraphic arrangements and modern typographic design. The ultra-thin strokes are coupled with thick heavier ones that originate in the classic Eastern Kufic style, but also reflect more recent Didot type design.
This works as a straightforward descorative typeface and can be arranged into more elaborate calligraphic compositions, manually.
It is not publicly available as a font. Only for in-house use on private and commercial commissions.
Gosh jeeze thanks so much for the feature!! Now I feel all super anxious to start drawing more things!
Last month I was asked by Lee from Peter & Paul to contribute some illustration to an upcoming publication they are putting together for the Sheffield Institute of Art (where I studied Graphic Design and Illustration).
The publication will include short articles about Sheffield’s contributions to art and culture, and biographies about past graduates.
The first illustration is for an article about Sheffield’s history as the birthplace of modern football, being home to the world’s oldest team, Sheffield FC, founded in 1857. The second illustration is of a Film & Media Production graduate (whose name, i’m afraid, escapes me).
Many thanks to Lee Davies.
Parce que X-men days of future past c’est cool !! même si c’est un peu un gros foutoirs !!
Tomoe Gozen 巴御前- onna bugeisha
Tomoe Gozen was a female samurai during the Genpei War of 1180–1185 CE. Though female warriors were not uncommon in Japan at the time, Tomoe is one of very few female samurai, highly trained and skilled in horseback riding, archery, sword fighting and she was also greatly skilled in the use of the naginata, which is a long staff with a curved blade at one end. Tomoe Gozen beheaded many enemies with naginata, because she didn’t believe in staying behind in battles, she was always at the fore front of any battle line.
She was a senior captain under general Minamoto no Yoshinaka, and either his attendant or consort as well, depending on the source. Her surname is not known, as Gozen is simply a title, somewhat like “Lady.”
The earliest written source regarding Tomoe Gozen is from the 14th century Japanese classic, The Tale of the Heike, which in turn is derived from oral tradition. This source describes her as almost supernaturally strong, very beautiful, and surpassing her male colleagues in skill and bravery.
The Heike Monogatari goes on to say that Tomoe was one of the last five of Yoshinaka’s warriors standing at the tail end of the Battle of Awazu, and that Yoshinaka, knowing that death was near, urged her to flee. Though reluctant, she rushed a Minamoto warrior named Onda no Hachirô Moroshige, cut his head off, and then fled for the eastern provinces.
Some have written that Tomoe in fact died in battle with her husband, while others assert that she survived and became a nun.