Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vanity Fair Placecards

These are from an Academy Awards party given in March by Vanity Fair. They created these lovely little booklets that included the menu for the evening and all the academy award nominations. Each guest had one at their seat along with a tiny pencil to mark their choice for the award winners. The calligraphy style here is a variation of copperplate.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Calligraphic Genealogy Book

This is a very special package I delivered to my client this past Friday morning. I was commissioned to create a genealogy, all hand lettered and bound into a leather book for her husband's 90th birthday. His ancestry goes back to the Mayflower! I had two months to complete the book and I was a nervous wreck not having ever created a bound book nor a project that held such significance for a client.

These are just some of the 18 pages from the book.

About the cover of the book. The book binder was reluctant to foil stamp the cover, concerned the texture of the leather would impair the foil. He debossed the design which I later filled in with gold gouache because the debossing was not prominent enough for the cover.

And finally the last page!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CD Cover

This CD is hot off the press! My brother Jeff Holtzman did the graphic design and I did the lettering for the title. I did an album cover for a jazz artist years ago (when album's existed!), but this is my first CD cover. The music's pretty nice too.