Design-Book Calligraffiti

Niels „Shoe“ Meulman aus Amsterdam macht Kalligraphie in Graffiti-Optik beziehungsweise Tags mit klassischem Kalligrapie-Einschlag, nennt das ganze Calligraffiti und hat ein neues Buch darüber am Start. Ich sage ja schon seit immer, dass Tagging im Graffiti-Kontext nichts anderes als urbane Kalligraphie darstellt und deshalb per se schonmal einen künstlerischen Wert hat, auch wenn ich mir dann Sprüche über „Schmierereien“ anhören muss. Wie auch immer, Niels aus Amsterdam, Calligraffiti, neues Buch – Snip von Amazon:

Artist Niels "Shoe" Meulman explores the contours of words as images in "Calligraffiti" - his hybrid art form which blends calligraphy and graffiti. This impressive publication showcases a selection of graphic and typographic works by Niels Meulman in a unique manner; every spread presents two interacting visuals. This interplay of contrasts, such as "idea-execution" or "rise-fall", makes this volume much more than a collection of the artist's best work; it unveils the basis of all graphic art. The book includes an essay by esteemed writer Adam Eeuwens tracing Meulman's creative progression, as well as a foreword by the highly regarded symbologist and ambigram specialist John Langdon and witticisms from Meulman himself sprinkled throughout.

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