FREE STYLE ROMAN LETTERING

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FREE STYLE ROMAN LETTERING
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Looking up 'Ieuan Rees' on the internet today I came across a Typophile thread of 26 Nov 2004 on David Jones' lettering and on the lettering on the front of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Further down the link Typohile members Dan Reynolds, 'Porky' and John Hudson passed favorable comments on an inscription of mine in Welsh Slate at the Glynn Vivienne Gallery in Swansea, Wales.
Unfortunately it was wrongly attributed to another Ieuan Rees from Newport who is a Graphic designer. I come 65 miles further west from a place called Ammanford.
Below is rather a bad photo of that inscription together with a few more in a similar style, as well as one or two in different styles.
All the letters I carve are my own designs and I have designed 3 fonts which have been designed specifically for carving.
A recent Typophile thread was on the Trajan Fonr so I have included a photo of a headstone showing my version of the Trajan Roman Alphabet .
If some of you would like to see samples of my work in different catergories please have a look on the link below to my homepage.

Ieuan Rees

http://homepage.mac.com/ieuanrees

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Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
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Excellent work, Ieuan. Thank you!

Ricardo Cordoba's picture
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Joined: 6 Jun 2005 - 6:57pm
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Wow. Such beautiful work -- thanks for posting these! (Oh, and I love the phrase on the Mavis boulder: "The work of the hands brings forth the spirit of the heart.")

[EDIT] By the way, the 2004 thread referenced above is here:

http://www.typophile.com/node/7865

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Joined: 15 Mar 2006 - 12:53pm
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Thank you. That's some gorgeous lettering. There really is something inspiring about carved letters, especially with the flowing calligraphic letterforms... You know that they were meticulously chiseled of course, but It feels like a special brush just cut through the stone in easy, graceful strokes.