Twitter Mural

The #TwitterMural project was a partnership between the City of Mississauga and the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto.  The project was completed in the spring of 2013 during Youth Week.  Several members of CAGT were involved with the training of students, planning, design, layout and painting of the mural.  Learn more about the project in this gallery of slides presentation below…

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January 2012 Calendar – Berries Edition

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Normally I post one calligraphy piece each week on http:steveczajka.posterous.com. I have decided to release additional pieces in 2012 for monthly calendars, and holiday specials. I hope to build up a portfolio of works.

For the January desktop calendar, I couldn’t decide on which image to use, so I posted both an Orchard Edition (not shown) and a Berries Edition.

The new gothic identity shown in the lower part of the image with the red “S” is going to replace my current avatar. I plan to slowly roll this out into the new year for all new pieces and my avatars on my social media properties: posterous, twitter, google+, email, flickr, youtube, and a few others.

The hand done, authentic calligraphy for the January piece and my gothic “S”, was inked as part of my gothic typeface project which is now more or less complete. More about this typeface calligraphy project later.

Thanks to the photographers for their royalty free photos:

Berries – Photographer: Nossirom on sxc.hu
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1252451

Orchard – Photographer: night fate on sxc.hu (not shown here)
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1330247

Cheers
Steve

Circular Calligraphy Border – Full Edition – Part 5

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In the fifth and final part of this video tutorial series, lean about the final images and how you can freely use them yourself. Also check out my final thoughts on the project.

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Circular Calligraphy Border – Full Texture Edition – Part 4

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In part 4 of the video tutorial series, learn about how the final circular calligraphy border image processing was done using open source GIMP software. Keep in mind that this video is designed for GIMP users who have an intermediate skill level.

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Circular Calligraphy Border – Medallion Detail – Part 3

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In part 3 of the tutorial series, this video shows you how to prepare the image for Inkscape. The preparation is actually done in GIMP. Once the preparation is complete we transfer the work over to Inkscape, a freely available amazing software application (open source).

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Circular Calligraphy Border – Corner Detail – Part 2

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In part 2 of the video tutorial, learn about inking the work, and about the templates that you can download from this post, and how they work with the paper and drafting board you use.

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Circular Calligraphy Border Preview – Part 1

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The Project: 

 

For me this was a medium sized calligraphy and graphic arts  project.  I walk you through the making of the entire project in this 5 part video tutorial series. 

  
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