the making of EKRINE

epixs's picture

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/170/398542761_f62c5dc820_b.jpg

this is a short story of my latest work.
i intend to develope the entire typeface, based on this script.

what do you think?

dan_reynolds's picture

Wow! I love this. Who says that all cap blackletter can't look good?

More pictures, please!

AzizMostafa's picture

Thanks for replacing the link with the jpg.
The site is inaccessible at RongWrongo Island?

epixs's picture

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/403155139_e3060eb385_b.jpg

currently I work on this writing style
but in the next moment i will focus on this

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/403155145_5ff9635182_b.jpg

and probably on this extra black
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/403155134_8cadb02fda_o.jpg

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strange brew

j_polo9's picture

wow, very cool! What all tools are you using to create work like this?

epixs's picture

black ink, paper & cork :-)

j_polo9's picture

ahh i just noticed the cork nibs with ink! Very cool. Do you use cork often for designing or specifically because you are designing a wine label?

epixs's picture

it depends on what typeface you want to create . . .
for example - you can't create copperplate with cork nibs:-))) cork nib has far different characteristics from oblique nibs...

look here
http://www.typophile.com/node/46988
another cork project:-)

j_polo9's picture

very cool! I love the gradient in the stroke and the cork lines. I wonder how hard it would be to duplicate a similar effect in illustrator...

epixs's picture

never tried on anythig digital:-))))
a few calligraphers around me use tablets and they influenced me to buy one - probably one of the wcaom cintiq family + 6D art pen in addition

j_polo9's picture

ahh i had a tablet... I need another. I just seldom used it to make it worth my while, but then again when i do need it there really is no replacement.

Do you have a website with your work?

epixs's picture

not a personal one....

only here
www.behance.net/epixs

j_polo9's picture

very nice! Thanks for showing me that website also, it has a lot of great work on it.

peggo's picture

I specially like a lot of this work.. cuz I love so much the calligraphy.
Congratulations by your entire work, I like it a lot too..!!

regards... :)

Pedro (PeGGO)

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