In the late 20th century calligraphers started experimenting with tools in old geometry sets, like this ruling pen. This tool, with practise, can help create modern, vital letterforms. It’s also a lot of fun.
Logo development in progress for my friend Vlad Lodzinski, aka @thevladski, in LA. Vlad is a producer who fixes & creates media-centric businesses. Trying various tones of voice with the logo, formal and informal. http://about.me/vlad.lodzinski
I made a cola pen this morning. They’re good for expressive, splattery letters. In retrospect I’d recommend finding a canned drink made from thicker aluminium. You can’t use much pressure with this one. Lots of potential with tools like this though. It is worth experimenting with the shape of the tip. The metal is really sharp, so watch your fingers if you try this out.