Joan Quirós - Calligraphy & Lettering
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Original Calligraphy Works

Original Calligraphy Works

This is a collection of some original calligraphy artworks, commissions, studies, collaborations and personal projects made with traditional calligraphy tools and inks.

 

The Lyon Tablet

Roman Capitals study of a fragment from the Lyon Tablet.

Gouache and brush on kraft paper

900 x 810 mm.


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Jeg Tror

Copperplate study of  Jeg Tror, a poem by Norwegian poetess Inger Hagerup.

Gouache and metallic nib on 150 gsm Canson black paper.

210 x 297 mm.


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A very Special Character

Customised cardboard box, a contribution to an exhibition called Caja Alta, Caja Baja (Upper Case, Lower Case), which took place at the MuVIM museum in Valencia, Spain.

 

Spray paint, gouache and brush on cardboard and Fabriano Tiziano paper.

380 x 380 mm.


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Letter Fools

A calligraphy composition of a quote by Eric Gill.

Gouache, metallic nibs and automatic pen on Fabriano Tiziano paper.

297 x 420 mm.


 

The Alphabet

A tribute to Frederic Goudy.

Sumi ink, gouache, brush and metallic nibs on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.

297 x 420 mm.

 

Take Your Pleasure Seriously

Walnut ink, sumi ink, metallic nib and colapen on 320 gsm Khadi handmade cotton paper.

297 x 210 mm.


 

Work for a Cause

Walnut ink, sumi ink and metallic nib on 95 gsm drawing paper.

210 x 297 mm.


 

Wuthering Heights

Commissioned work.
Walnut ink, watercolor and metallic nibs on on 300 gsm Fabriano Disegno 5 paper.

420 x 297 mm.


 

Kaligrafia Arantzazun

Calligraphic artwork for the «Caligrafía en Arantzazu: el arte de la bella escritura» exhibition that will take place this Summer inside the III Jornadas de Caligrafía, organised by Universidad del País Vasco and Fundación Arantzazu Gaur, in collaboration with Caligrafía Bilbao.

Sumi ink, gouache, brush and metallic nibs on 220 gsm Fabriano Elle Erre paper.

500 x 700 mm.


 

Kaligrafia Arantzazun

Calligraphic artwork for the «Caligrafía en Arantzazu: el arte de la bella escritura» exhibition that will take place this Summer inside the III Jornadas de Caligrafía, organised by Universidad del País Vasco and Fundación Arantzazu Gaur, in collaboration with Caligrafía Bilbao.

Sumi ink, gouache, brush and metallic nibs on 300 gsm Fabriano Disegno 5 paper.

500 x 700 mm.


 

Ricarda Huch

Liquid watercolors and metallic nibs on 100 gsm Hahnemühle Ingres.
300 x 400 mm.


 

Victor Hugo – L’Alphabet

Ink, gouache and metallic nibs on 300 gsm Saunders Waterford watercolor paper.
500 x 500 mm.


 

Julio Cortázar – Aplastamiento de las Gotas

Gouache, colapen and metallic nibs on 160 gsm Fabriano Tiziano paper.
320 x 500 mm.


 

Alphabets

Sumi ink, gouache and colapens on a 100 gsm Hahnemühle Ingres paper. 300 x 400 mm.


 

Expressive Alphabet

An expressive and spontaneous alphabet.

Ruling pen and walnut ink on 150 gsm Khadi handmade paper.

290 x 210 mm.


 

Das Schreibbüchlein

A tribute to Rudolf Koch, using a text from his book Das Schreibbüchlein and its translation to Spanish.

Gouache and metallic nibs on 300 gsm handmade watercolour paper, decorated with an embossing made by hand.

300 x 400 millimetres.