More sketches from Reading

After Cason, Palatino Linotype

Since Thursday night, I’ve been in the US for my sister’s wedding, and I should have been sketching for my course at Reading. Instead, I’ve been spending time with my family, and my new MacBook Pro. Where have my priorities gone? After feeling guilty, I decided to take more photographs of some of my earlier sketches, instead of making new ones. This trick might make me feel better for about an hour or two longer! Maybe on the flight back to the UK, I’ll be able to devote some good time to work. Or tomorrow afternoon and evening. Yeah, that sounds good. I’ll just keep telling myself that ;-). In the meantime, there are more pictures down below.

Johnston, Weiß-Antiqua

This spread was one of the first I squiggled in October, looking at drawings from Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering and a Bauer Type specimen for Weiß.

After Wallau

I drew these while looking at a Klingspor specimen for the Wallau typeface.

From Linotype Devanagari, etc.


  1. Mandar Jadhav 25 July 2009 at 05:17

    The last script you have written is called ‘Devanagari’ – my mother tongue is Marathi which is written in Devanagari script. It is very different when compared to western calligraphy.

  2. Dan Reynolds 25 July 2009 at 05:27

    Yes, I know! A few months after I made these sketches, I designed my first Devanagari typeface. Or at least, my first typeface to include both Latin and Devanagari. You can look at that more in depth here –

  3. Mandar Jadhav 30 July 2009 at 01:59

    That is impressive. Let me know if I can provide any help. Though I know the script well, only lately have I started practicing it from a calligraphy point of view.

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