Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin is revered among musicians as the most divine and sacred music ever written for the instrument. The main body of the violin is formed by countless delicate calligraphic lines that flow and swirl around each other. It represents musical harmony where there are tensions and releases. The design incorporates elements from the violin's construction. Framing above and below the calligraphic violin are the Corona Ironworks. They are ornamental designs that crown the whole piece.
The Art of Fugue is the crowning intellectual and artistic achievement of Bach's compositions. In this very last piece, known as Contrapunctus XIV 'The Unfinished Fugue', is where Bach inserted his own family name: B, A, C and H. The four-letter name appears here to also stand as the representation of four-voice fugue. The swirling ornament interact and meshed into each other to describe the nature of fugue composition where the voices interact with each other.
These dropcap letters are designed to be used mostly as the centerpiece of a design. With a skillful design setting, this dropcaps elevates the whole feel of the design into another level of elegance. The inspiration of style come from various calligraphy. From the modern cut of Didone style . From illuminated manuscripts to vintage French signage lettering.
The Shades of Love design series explores the delicate layers of this emotion. Each piece presents a particular fruit and flora specifically selected for their colors, shapes, their unique names, or their cultural symbolism. Love Joy speaks about that feeling that makes us feel head over heels for someone. Love Blues is about the longing desire and Love Lost is about the poigniant moment when we've lost someone we love.
A visual interpretation of Tolkien's famous quote. The concept behind this design is 'The Wandering Line'. The flourishing line around the text not only serve as an ornament but also tells a story. Following the line from the leg of the R in the word "ARE", the line wanders off to a journey through Middle Earth until it reaches the word "LOST" and curling down to J.R.R. Tolkien's name. Character silhouettes appear on the ornamented border around the map.
Typollusionist is an artwork that holds mysteries beyond its beauty of ornaments. There are meaning and symbolism subtly weaved through it. The tapestry of decorative element conceals something more than what it seems. The main idea of this piece is to hide more meaning to a piece of design and to camouflage letters. This work is highly influenced by European illuminated manuscripts. From the overall layout with highly decorative border, to the use of gold, to the blackletter style for the center title, to the style of ornaments.
Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is a much-loved work that lies at the heart of classical ballet productions. This elegant hand-rendered illustration describes the lake on which the enchanted Swan Queen Odette and her companions swim. The illustration is rendered with pointed pen and ink in the style of copper engraving.
Size 36 is a film production company based in New York. The idea behind the name Size 36 came from European men clothing for small sizes which inspired the visual of the needle and the thread. The project spans from the logo and creating the company's stationery set and peripherals.
The design of Vernoux french wine bottles captures the opulent and rich taste of the elixir inside. The Vernoux wines range from the boldly alluring Cabernet Sauvignon to a clear and bright Sauvignon Blanc. The dropcap V takes center stage and surrounded by a flurry of decorations of acanthus leaves, flying hummingbirds, and grape vines foil printed in gold.
Knusper Organic Granola is marketed as organic granola for young adults and millenials. The illustration surrounding the brand not only describe the flavour of each product but also exudes a happy and healthy lifestyle. The brand typography is personable and modern. The typography treatment for the nutritional info and recipe are clean and mature.
This sumptuous monogram artwork is an elegant illustration of a family crest. The four member of the family is represented by the letter I, S, E and H. The monogram is coronated with a royal crown and flourishes of aesthetically pleasing scrolls and leaves. The letters is gilded with 24-karat gold.
The intertwining letters H, K and C is framed with late Baroque cartouche design with scrollwork and elegant curves. The leaves and fruit bouquets are there to soften and add more life to the design. The resulting artwork reflects the couple's aesthetic taste. The monogram also applies to the family's personal stationery.
A monogram artwork specially produced for James Ehnes and his wife. This three letter monogram was designed to resemble a royal heraldry. The monogram is framed with ironwork design that incorporates some details about the patrons. James Ehnes is a violinist and Kate, his wife, is a ballerina. A gold violin and a pair of ballet shoes crown the fantastic artwork.
The monogram presents a pair of beautifully crafted letters. The monogram is adorned with filligree of leaves and Baroque scrollwork. The initial J has strong lines on the stem and the initial K looks elegant with its elongated leg.
A 50th birthday greeting design for Prof. Marcus du Sautoy who is the Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, UK. The piece was designed to look like an artistic diagram. It includes elegant typographic treatment to the type, binary pulse and ornamented rim design that grows from a simple shape to a more complex one that adds beautiful touches to it.
This design celebrates Chopin as one of the most beloved composer for the piano. He is called "The Poet of The Piano" writing almost exclusively for the instrument. Indeed his music seduces the ears and speaks directly to the heart. His preludes is a collection of 24 short pieces which varies in character.