Thursday, 18 September 2014

Whats Glyphika

The next post is the 250th and I'm trying to think of or find something special to share. Meanwhile what's  Glyphika ?

The major them is Calligraphy and Typography but  I also post reviews of art and design books and discuss certain memes and themes and yes PR my own art.

Related blogs that sometimes feature art posts are  Metousia  Ancient Greece and the Classical tradition  and Technozi Asian culture of the Sinitic sphere.

For this anniversary week I may bump up a few older posts for new followers to check out! 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

My Red Bubble A Reminder

#Fashion #style #redbubble #sydney #design

Just a reminder I have lots of totes prints cards and tees  up on

Share the URL please. I need some sales! I just HAD to buy a new camera cos the old one died ... well it was a decade old ... !

You can also follow my work at JVartndesign  FB Twitter Deviant !

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Your free September Ecard

This is a PNG file. You can add a background. If you came here from Twitter or Facebook that version was jpg. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wireframe Spheres in Inkscape

Oddly you can't make #spheres in #inkscape but you can generate cubes and wireframe spheres! Here's some examples of what happens if you add filters.

The dialog to generate wireframe spheres is in the Extensions menu.


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Awesome August

#Sydney #FreeEcard #August

You can upload or download or whatever just SHARE this one!

Its a png so you can add a background layer if you want to !

The font is American Uncial. This was crafted using Inkscape.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Let us consider teapots.

Teapot design has created a variety of shapes but the basic issue is the ratio and proportions of handle and spout to body. Many of the earliest Chinese tea "pots" copied wine ewer shapes but to brew tea you need a round body. 

Do you make that round body interesting by painting or decorating it or by changing the actual shape? 

Here's two Chinese antiques in styles and shapes still used today.

Both beautiful both different approaches.

and here's a Shino tea vessel with a different approach to attaching the handle.

Something to to think about.