The new book Morphing Monograms by Barry Morentz and Marcia Friedman made its debut last summer at the 2018 international calligraphy conference in Seattle. Colleagues member Jean Formo was pleased to have been invited as an art contributor for the 44-artist gallery section of this full-color book. Four of her “rotated calligraphic pinwheels” appear.
Barry has taught these rotated designs for many years, especially featuring his finely made compressed gothic calligraphy. Marcia has transferred his by-hand process so that it can be done also on a computer. Both methods are thoroughly covered in the book beginning with the most basic steps all the way to the finished product. The text is highly instructional with fine examples in all kinds of styles of calligraphy. This is a user-friendly book for beginners to advanced skill levels. Morphing Monograms: Creating Calligraphic Pinwheels by Hand and By Scan is currently available from John Neal Booksellers and Paper & Ink Arts.