Well, it sure has been awhile. Funny. I've been in my studio working for the last two weeks, but I don't have too many fun things to post. Logo jobs and ads have been taking precedent, none of which you'd probably care to see. But I do have a few interesting (I hope!) things to post.
This photo at left, and the photo below it, are free images from the Trinity College Dublin's (home of the B of K) website. I love the crispness and quality of these letterforms, as well as the very contemporary (for their day) colors and how they fill in the counterspaces.
This next image shows the intricacy of knotwork and spirals. Such amazing artistry! At the end of the day we were treated to a special showing of the Irish American Heritage Center's facsimile of the Book of Kells. It's an exact replica in size and even has all the holes and "defects" of the original. It's probably the closest I'll ever come to seeing the artwork up close.