This is bookplate made from cut paper. The lettering style was inspired by the earthy, chunky styles of Oldřich Menhart and the free-flowing lines of Villu Toots.
“Ex Libris” is constructed out of three layers of paper held together with stitches on the side. My initial design explorations for “Ex Libris” were written with a broad-edged calligraphy pen, and I used that as the foundation for the pencil sketches that I later cut out of black paper. All of the letterforms are touching each other so the entire design can be cut out of single pieces of paper.
I designed and made this during a class with Carl Rohrs at the 2016 International Calligraphy Conference.