Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Invitation as Hand-Crafted Artwork
Art classes at my last school consisted of learning the almost forgotten skill of manuscript writing. Although condemned by most of the girls as being too "too old-fashioned", I loved those lessons, and to this day my handwriting maintains a certain flourish. Now I wish I'd followed my heart and opted for the path taken by Nicolas Ouchenir. This professional calligrapher painstakingly writes out all the invitations for the shows of the great fashion houses of Paris.
I wonder whether he needs an assistant...