Calligraphy styles – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 03:48:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://logprotect.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-29T151759.208-150x150.png Calligraphy styles – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ 32 32 ‘Van der Valk’ Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: “Plague on Amsterdam” https://logprotect.net/van-der-valk-season-2-episode-1-recap-plague-on-amsterdam/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 02:28:54 +0000 https://logprotect.net/van-der-valk-season-2-episode-1-recap-plague-on-amsterdam/ Marc Warren as Piet Van der Valk and Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassel (© Company Pictures, NL Films & A3MI) Van der Valkthe new season begins with the windmills; who doesn’t like those, even if a dead woman hangs nearby, scarecrow-like, while a bloody cheese slicer is washed away. The series moves on to another […]]]>
Marc Warren as Piet Van der Valk and Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassel (© Company Pictures, NL Films & A3MI)

Van der Valkthe new season begins with the windmills; who doesn’t like those, even if a dead woman hangs nearby, scarecrow-like, while a bloody cheese slicer is washed away. The series moves on to another woman, Juliana Holt (Saskia Neville), on a date with Rita Wyngarden (Liliana de Vries). She returns home to drown in her own aquarium. Meanwhile, our titular sleuth has given up on dates, only to have two women throw themselves at him. He is rescued by a stranger, Lena Linderman (Loes Haverkort), with whom he then returns home.

VdV: Sometimes even living is an act of courage.

As for our real hero, Cloovers has a hearing regarding the end of Season 1 with team boss Dahlman, where he is exonerated. (Dahlman is still mourning the loss of his dog, however.) Hassell and VdV meet De Vries and Davie at the windmill body, which has a sliced ​​X on it and a note. “It’s about ethics; where is XX? Follow the eye of the philosopher”, written on the left. The body is attorney Susie de Windt. Her husband Roland (Joseph Millson) has not reported him missing and says he is unaware of his cases. Davie notes that she died by rat poison.

Susie’s last successful case was an eviction against an artists’ community in London; his body was where the city offered to move them. (They refused.) VdV spies on Ruud Lipman (Ruben Brinkman), Susie’s client, who will now turn the land into a tourist trap. Hassell and de Vries question the inhabitants of the commune Tonie Alderlink (Robert Boulter), his wife Clara (Bobbi Blijleven), and Django Keet (Marcel Hensema). Cloovers and VdV interview Cassie Davids (Beatie Edney), the local attorney. She notes that Roland was often in court with her.

Maimie McCoy as Lucienne Hassel and Luke Allen-Gale as Brad de Vries
(© Company Pictures, NL Films & A3MI)

Cloovers identifies the 1677 quote Ethics by Baruch Spinoza. VdV walks over to the statue of Spinoza that Holt walked through on his way to his date; the dredging brings his body back from the canal, an X on his back. There is another note: “Tick Tock. Who owns this town? The fire thief.” Holt’s house is playing circus music when VdV and Hassel take a peek. VdV turns it off, which reveals “EXILE BETRAYAL” with a red X on the wall. Django realizes that VdV is monitoring their commune and points the cameras at them before kissing Clara.

Hassell jokes that she could be the third X because she has three on her hand: the symbol of the city flag. VdV questions Roland again since he wrote a book about the city. Cloovers and de Vries visit Lipman, who shows them designs for the Amsterdam Eye Ferris wheel, the heart of his new project. With Roland at a standstill, VDV and Hassell encountered Django, who stalked Susie after spying on the commune and is a calligrapher. However, he is right-handed and his ink is bad. Meanwhile, Lipman and Cassie were also fucking, but have broken up now that the trial is over.

At the bar, notes Cliff, the three Xs on the town flag correspond to the three trials he survived: the Deluge, the Plague and the Fire. Cloovers adds it up: Susie was the plague (the rats), Juliana the deluge. The third victim would logically be “the fire thief”. Homeless Frank launches: “Prometheus?” Name of Lipman’s tourist trap. The team rushes to his house, but the killer has already set Lipman on fire when they arrive; Hassell kicks him out, but that means they can’t search for him because he’s in surgery.

Marc Warren as Piet Van der Valk and Luke Allen-Gale as Brad de Vries
(© Company Pictures, NL Films & A3MI)

Hassel finally finds a connection between Holt, Susie and Lipman: Roland bought her a car. She also finds out the date and De Vries recognizes Rita from her dating apps; her profile says she is an ink maker. VdV orders him to ask the woman out, and they wire de Vries. The date is a hilarious disaster as de Vries can’t help but bring up clues like the ink and Juliana Holt. But instead of scaring him off, Rita assumes he’s connected and asks if he’s “the person in ink.” Holt asked her out on the suggestion of someone who had bought her ink.

Lipman dies, and the next day Cassie sets out to be interrogated since she last saw him and thinks good defense is offense. But VdV fires her, as Django left “De Wint Hunting”, catching her just before he beat Roland’s brains out for settling his wife’s case with bribes. Django also recognizes Holt; she was involved in public relations around the case. The car was not for business; it was another bribe, this one to get Holt to drop his defense of the commune.

Davie retrieves Lipman’s note: “Valiant, Steadfast, Compassionate. GOD Must Die,” promising a “Big Bang at noon. Coastline.” GOD is Tonie’s company acronym, Great Original Design. Littoral means shore, the volunteers of Hassell. Lipman’s Amsterdam Eye was a replica of the one on the pier near The Hague; there is an ink maker there named Ben Hawthorne, the English translation of Baruch Spinoza.

Marc Warren as Piet Van der Valk
(© Company Pictures, NL Films & A3MI)

At first, VdV thinks Tonie is the next victim, but the ink maker’s address leads Cloovers and de Vries to a theater where “Ben Hawthorne” is a projectionist. The stand is at the center of the evidence, with a photo of “Hawthorne” revealing it to be Tonie. He is not the victim; he wants revenge because being kicked out for the Amsterdam Eye is a replay of his parents being kicked out for the Ferris wheel by The Hague.

He learned that Clara was leaving him for Django, so he’s at the pier in a suicide vest, which he thinks will also blow up the Ferris wheel. (He’s not lying, Hassell finds the electrical panel wires with explosives.) Dahlman buys them time with the city police while Tonie goes live, broadcasting VdV talking to the whole town, including the new girl from VdV, Lena. As Hassell defuses the bombs one by one, VdV nearly gets Tonie talking when the city police overrule Dahlman and order his men to fire.

Hit by a bullet in the head, Tonie drops the trigger, which lands button side down and explodes. Luckily, Hassell was done defusing the bombs and the vest was fake, filled with confetti. Tonie’s death is tragic and Dahlman is furious, but VdV is ready to let it go. He buys the boss a new dog, much to her delight, despite his insistence that she could never love again. As everyone grabs a beer, VdV and Hassell debate whether they should ask Cloovers about his continued lie about his mother and decide to let it go for now.

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5 things to do in Vancouver this week (September 19-25) https://logprotect.net/5-things-to-do-in-vancouver-this-week-september-19-25/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 15:39:46 +0000 https://logprotect.net/5-things-to-do-in-vancouver-this-week-september-19-25/ Superflux Fest and live performances to launch the new school year. / September 19, 2022 1. Superflux F*$king Awesome Festival September 24 Superflux Beer Company is hosting a day-long festival of beer (duh), cocktails and bites as part of a delayed celebration of the brewery’s grand opening, which happened […]]]>

Superflux Fest and live performances to launch the new school year.



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1. Superflux F*$king Awesome Festival

September 24

Superflux Beer Company is hosting a day-long festival of beer (duh), cocktails and bites as part of a delayed celebration of the brewery’s grand opening, which happened during the pandemic. As for drinks, you can expect limited-release collaborations with breweries from Canada and the United States, natural wine, cider, and margaritas. Plus, soft drinks, local pop-ups, and DJ sets throughout the day.

When: September 24
Where: Superflux
Cost: $125
More information: superfluxbeer.com

Animal

Credit: Rolline-Laporte

2. Animals

September 20-24

Circus, song, dance and theater combine in the performance of Animal du Cirque Alfonse. A journey through somewhat surreal farming fables that overturn the clichés of childhood stories and pair them with original live music, this family-friendly show uses comedy to explore a reimagined farming world.

When: September 20-24
Where: Vancouver Theater
Cost: From $20
More information: thecultch.com

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3. Khoj – A Contemporary Kathak Dance Performance

September 21-24

This performance by Edmonton’s Usha Gupta Dance Entourage blends traditional and modern movement to reinvent Kathak, the classic North Indian dance form. The show takes you through the inner search for spirituality and ends with Sufi (divine truth).

When: September 21-24
Where: Fire Station Arts Center
Cost: From $25
More information: firehallartscentre.ca

Every Stroke: Calligraphic Explorations

Credit: Calligraphy by Need Shojei

4. Every Stroke: Calligraphic Explorations

September 23-October 26

From crisp, elegant English expressions of famous quotes to bold, abstract Persian calligraphy, this exhibition explores the different styles and techniques of calligraphy by celebrating artists who combine traditional and contemporary approaches.

When: September 23-October 26
Where: Silk Fellowship Arts Center
Cost: Free
More information: culturedays.ca

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5. Gili Yalo

September 24

Gili Yalo combines his Ethiopian roots with soul, funk, groove and jazz, combining traditional African melodies with English, Hebrew and Amharic lyrics for a show known for generating spellbinding groove and flow. His music tells his own personal story – from Operation Moses, the secret evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan in 1984.

When: September 24
Where: Norman and Annette Rothstein Theater
Cost: $40; $34 students and seniors
More information: chutzpahfestival.com

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Shamma Al Amri unpacks the Arabic language in its new exhibition in Tashkeel https://logprotect.net/shamma-al-amri-unpacks-the-arabic-language-in-its-new-exhibition-in-tashkeel/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 14:25:30 +0000 https://logprotect.net/shamma-al-amri-unpacks-the-arabic-language-in-its-new-exhibition-in-tashkeel/ “I thought ‘sah’ [‘correct’ in English] would be the best word to experiment with. I took my time, but it turned out to be the most messy and frustrating,” says Emirati artist Shamma Al Amri, showing a large framed paper with the Arabic word written in ink over and over. in asymmetrical rows. It is […]]]>

“I thought ‘sah’ [‘correct’ in English] would be the best word to experiment with. I took my time, but it turned out to be the most messy and frustrating,” says Emirati artist Shamma Al Amri, showing a large framed paper with the Arabic word written in ink over and over. in asymmetrical rows. It is the opening piece of his new solo exhibition, So to Speak, at Tashkeel.

It is a word that has different meanings for native Arabic speakers. It is also a word that has consumed Al Amri entirely for most of this year. The one she has explored in all its facets in her new body of work, spanning a diversity of mediums, from metal and wood to paper, prints and layers of Plexiglas with raised writing on each.

Al Amri, who is the 14th participant to present a solo exhibition as part of Taskeel’s Critical Practice program, has focused her entire collection on the study of the Arabic language. By examining and analyzing texts found in her environment, she not only strives to extract their social, political and collective value, but sees in them a way to find the way back to her mother tongue.

So to Speak is based on its continuous exploration of the power that words have in different contexts and experimentation with the visual representation of language. While developing the works, she was mentored by typographer, writer and graphic designer Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares and Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem.

Shamma Al Ameri's latest exhibition in Tashkeel, 'So To Speak', runs until October 18.  Photo: Tashkeel

“I’m really interested in how language affects our function in society. Some languages ​​have specific words that don’t exist in other languages, so we can only imagine their contribution to how a person interacts with the world,” she says.

“The other entry point of my work is the extraction of myself and the Arabic language from the contemporary artistic landscape, which is predominantly English-speaking and Western,” explains the multidisciplinary artist, who holds a master’s degree in culture. and Creative Industries, and a Masters in Contemporary Arts. artistic practice at the Royal College of Art in London.

But the fixation on the word “sah” started with the national oath of the United Arab Emirates, she said, pointing to a block of plexiglass on which Arabic phrases are superimposed, rendering them unreadable. This is The Artist’s Oatha condensed depiction of his two years of research into the country’s oath, and a distillation of defining words, such as correct, truth and loyalty, to which citizens pledge themselves.

“As an artist, I wanted to see where I fit in and if I’m bound by an oath. I started my research to understand how this affects my practice,” she says.

“I presented it transparently to say: here are all the ways I try to decipher the language and the meaning, but then you look closely and all you see is nothing but a network of words, flipping the whole thing on its head.”

There is an inherent conflict in what Al Amri is trying to achieve. She tries to impose self-discipline and “accuracy” in her method, while questioning what she gives in all her works. His To correct reed and ink calligraphy series on paper is an exercise in evoking emotion with each ‘sah’ she painstakingly engraves.

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“I wanted to repeat the word perfectly on a plain sheet of paper without lines until the ink was dry, but each ‘sah’ created a different ‘sah’. It became meditative and turned into a psychological inquiry,” says Al Amri, who works primarily with root words in the Arabic language.

Root words, she says, create a whole web of meanings that feed into each other.

Take it Diction series, six pieces of dyed newspaper with the word ‘sah’ cut out of each to let the light through. It is a visual and metaphorical statement on the word indicating truth, which is supported by a sahifah (page/newspaper in Arabic) and a sahafiun (Arabic for journalist), the two words that have ‘sah’ in them.

She then applies her experience to a social setting by hiring inmates from Dubai’s Punitive and Correctional Institute to create hand-carved wooden sculptures of the word “sah” and construction workers to mold rebar into them. .

“With the inmates, I wanted to see how they would interpret it and create it in their own style,” she says. “What I discovered was that they couldn’t escape the prescribed pattern, or the right way to do it, and I ended up with very similar designs. They took an order and exercised no freedom.

With the construction workers, she found that every time they tried to mold the rods into a “sah,” the repetition only resulted in the accuracy collapsing.

Bending directions (Abbaker, Abdulrahman) feature a bent metal rod made by construction workers.  Photo: Tashkeel

“It’s a very telling result because in both cases, creators have to follow a standard in their day-to-day work, whereas as an artist you don’t,” she says.

As part of the exhibition program, Al Amri will lead tours, lectures, poetry evenings and workshops in Tashkeel to provide an in-depth perspective of his works.

Lisa Ball-Lechgar, Deputy Director of Tashkeel, says this exhibit highlights Al Amri’s commitment to learning and her extensive research into language and its expression through art.

“With such a powerful range of work produced during her year in Tashkeel’s Critical Practice Program, the impact of this kind of support for the creative community in the UAE is tangible,” she says.

So to Speak is presented at Taskheel until October 18. For more information, visit tashkeel.org

Updated: September 17, 2022, 2:18 p.m.

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10 Free Canva Fonts You Should Use in Your Designs and Presentations https://logprotect.net/10-free-canva-fonts-you-should-use-in-your-designs-and-presentations/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/10-free-canva-fonts-you-should-use-in-your-designs-and-presentations/ If you love designing things, especially social media graphics, marketing materials, and presentations, you’ve probably heard of Canva. Canva is a free online graphic design tool, and it’s packed with handy features that make designing incredibly easy. Here, we’ve compiled ten of the best text-based Canva fonts you should try, plus fonts hidden in Photos […]]]>

If you love designing things, especially social media graphics, marketing materials, and presentations, you’ve probably heard of Canva.


Canva is a free online graphic design tool, and it’s packed with handy features that make designing incredibly easy. Here, we’ve compiled ten of the best text-based Canva fonts you should try, plus fonts hidden in Photos and Elements that you might not know about.


1. BD Sans Slim

If you are looking for a minimal, simple and elegant font on Canva, then BD Sans Thin is an ideal choice. This font looks great on its own, but can also be paired with a thick, bold font like Notable to create a layered effect.

If you want BD Sans Thin to look even more upscale, increase the spacing between the letters.

2. MOKOTO GLITCH 2

Decorative fonts can be unreadable at times, but MOKOTO GLITCH 2 manages to stay readable while delivering a pretty dramatic glitch effect. This font looks great in black but even better in a vibrant neon color on a black background. Try it out and play around with Canva’s built-in Glitch effect to take this font to a whole new dimension.

3. Body text

Body copy may not be fancy, exciting, or bold, but what it lacks in personality it makes up for in practicality. Great designs need legible body text, and as the name suggests, the Body Text Canva font was designed to do just that. Leave the swirl fonts for headings and stick to something simple for paragraphs.

4.Retropix

Back to cool fonts. Retropix is ​​a personal favorite, and for obvious reasons. It’s quirky and fun but still readable even with a small font size. For tech-based content or anything you want to add a retro vibe, Retropix is ​​a winner. If you want to take Retropix to another level, try the Canva Glitch effect with it.

5. Canva Student Font

Canva has no shortage of handwriting fonts, but finding a readable one can be tricky. Canva Student Font is a great handwriting font for text that you want to make easily readable. It still has a personal writing vibe, but is also simplistic enough to act as body text.

Compared to handwriting fonts like Apricots, Canva Student Font isn’t particularly sleek or fancy, but it’s practical and sometimes takes precedence.

6. Amsterdam 2

On the other end of the handwriting spectrum, we have fonts like Amsterdam Two. As the name suggests, Amsterdam Two is just one font in a series, and there are actually four different Amsterdam fonts to choose from.

Unlike Canva Student Font, which is pretty uniform, Amsterdam Two really emphasizes capitals, making it great for short headers, but not for long pieces of body text.

If you can’t find a font you like for your project, it’s worth learning how to upload your own fonts to Canva. You can even create your own handwriting font and upload it!

7. DECORATIVE CINZEL

If you want a dramatic, classic, and elegant font, CINZEL DECORATIVE should be on your shortlist. It has a Disney Princess vibe and looks fantastic in headers and titles. It is also a great font for initials and wedding invitations.

If CINZEL DECORATIVE is a bit too ornate for your needs, take a look at its slightly more understated sibling, CINZEL.

8. CODES

CODE is another one of those fonts that can really elevate a brand or title. It’s incredibly minimal, simple and thin, which seems to be the style of choice for many modern high-end brands. Although you can use CODE as a body font, it comes into its own for logos.

Like BD Sans Thin, CODE can be raised by increasing the distance between letters.

9. Archicoco

Archicoco is perhaps the opposite of CODE. It’s a bold and striking decorative font, and while it can be a bit tricky to read, it’s also fun to play around with. Although Archicoco can be used in lowercase, it makes sense for uppercase headers. Try it out and add shadow for a really striking design.

Another way to upgrade the Archicoco font is to add an animated text mask layer. Archicoco is bold and distinct enough to work with a text mask, so give it a try.

10. Genty

Last but not least, we have Genty. For a groovy design, Genty should be your go-to, especially if the overall design incorporates 70s elements. Get creative with color and try the Canva Splice effect to give this font a dimension of its own.

Another advantage of the Genty Canva font is its ability to work for both headings and body text. While it’s decorative enough to be bold and interesting, it’s also not too decorative for short chunks of body text.

Canva fonts hidden in elements and photos

There are hundreds of fonts to choose from in Canva, but did you know you can also find hidden fonts in the Elements and Photos sections? It’s true, there are a lot of hidden features in Canva that people don’t know about.

To find these hidden fonts, head to the Elements tab and type in a letter, filter by chartand when you see a style you like, hover over it, press the three points then select See more like this. Some letters in Canva Elements are unique, but a surprising number are part of an alphabet series, which means you can create whole words using cool graphics in your designs.

The same process works for the animated letters as well as the letters in the Photos section of Canva. The only downside to these hidden fonts is that many are only available with premium Canva, so you’ll need to upgrade if you want to use them in your design.

If you don’t want to see the premium items, you can always filter your search by typing the desired letter, pressing the filtered icon selection Free, then view your results.

Use Canva fonts to enhance your designs

Canva is a fantastic free design tool. There are hundreds of free stuff to choose from, including these stylish fonts, and you don’t feel too limited by having a free account.

That being said, if you like Canva’s free offerings, you’ll love Canva Premium.

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How a 300-year-old dictionary gave birth to Comic Sans in China https://logprotect.net/how-a-300-year-old-dictionary-gave-birth-to-comic-sans-in-china/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 10:29:07 +0000 https://logprotect.net/how-a-300-year-old-dictionary-gave-birth-to-comic-sans-in-china/ In 2010, a young type designer named Li Xiangchen extracted over 47,000 Chinese characters from a photocopy of the 300-year-old Kangxi dictionary and used them to create a rudimentary digital font. Although Li’s initial motivation was more academic than commercial, his font based on the Kangxi dictionary made an immediate impression. Within a few years, […]]]>

In 2010, a young type designer named Li Xiangchen extracted over 47,000 Chinese characters from a photocopy of the 300-year-old Kangxi dictionary and used them to create a rudimentary digital font. Although Li’s initial motivation was more academic than commercial, his font based on the Kangxi dictionary made an immediate impression. Within a few years, it was seemingly everywhere, from milk tea shops to posters detailing China’s “core socialist values”.

The compilers of the Kangxi dictionary would likely have been intrigued by the typeface’s popularity, if not its commercial utility. The typeface belongs to a category known in Chinese typography as “woodblock printing typefaces”, which, as the name suggests, were primarily used in books produced via woodblock printing.

Regardless of their current appeal, these characters had little aesthetic value to the people who created them. Invented in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), woodblock printing was a laborious process. To create a single-page woodblock, scribes first wrote the characters on paper before transferring the text upside down to a woodblock, which the engravers then chiseled to produce raised characters. suitable for printing.

Woodblock printing became the default for “mass” literature and classic works of philosophy in medieval and early modern China. Even after the advent of movable-type printing in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), printers continued to use woodblock presses for key titles like the Confucian Four Books and Five Classics.

That’s not to say that character styles have remained static. In the beginning, engravers sought to faithfully reproduce the form of handwritten characters, generally the standard then Kaishu script. The result was nearly indistinguishable from brush-written characters.

Of course, if you’ve ever carved wood, you know that it’s much easier to carve straight lines than the curves of handwritten Chinese characters. So, in the face of growing demand and the search for efficiency, engravers began to take shortcuts; in doing so, they reshaped China’s relationship with the written word.

The form of type in printed works began to deviate significantly from that of brush type during the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Although they retained a handwritten feel, their outlines stiffened into a style we now know as the Song style font, or Songti. In the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), engravers went even further, straightening all horizontal and vertical strokes to create what is known today as the Ming style typeface, also known as Minti.

How print fonts have changed over time.  Ding Yining/Sixth Tone

How print fonts have changed over time. Ding Yining/Sixth Tone

For Chinese scholars, these printed scripts were lifeless, uninspired, and bland, at least compared to handwritten calligraphy. What then explains the current popularity of the Kangxi dictionary typeface?

One key lies in its production method. Beginning as an academic project, Li Xiangchen’s Kangxi Dictionary font retained the original shape of the characters, not as they were originally carved, but as they appeared in his photocopied Kangxi Dictionary. This included the uncertainty of the knife work, the natural wear and tear of the woodblock, the unevenness of the ink printed on the paper, and the fraying of the book over time. These factors were more or less baked into its typeface, giving it a nostalgic charm that resonated with a mass audience.

The font also benefited from factors beyond Li’s control. Just two years before Li created his Kangxi Dictionary font, Zhang Yimou staged his spectacular opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics. The event was essentially a hymn to Chinese history and culture – including a huge segment comprising 897 movable-type printing blocks, each operated by an artist, rising from the ground of the Bird’s Nest stadium. Linking the country’s rise to its historical and cultural achievements, the show highlighted growing cultural confidence and a thirst for tradition among Chinese audiences.

A sample of Li Xiangchen's Kangxi Dictionary font.  The paper

A sample of Li Xiangchen’s Kangxi Dictionary font. The paper

But the popularity of Kangxi Dictionary-style fonts was not limited to the Chinese mainland. The hacked font files quickly spread to Taiwan, which never adopted Simplified Chinese, and where the font was adopted in some corners as an even more “true” form of traditional characters. Soon the typeface was everywhere on the island, from traditional food stalls to cafes, historical book covers, pet photo albums, real estate ads, music albums and even campaign advertisements. .

Unsurprisingly, the police’s massive popularity has generated a backlash. Typophiles began to avoid it; we even started a Blog called “No More Kangxi Dictionary Font” which collected examples of misuse of the font.

Some of Li’s police concerns were correct. On the one hand, it was mechanically converted from images to outlines without corrections, adjustments, optimization or other retouching, which makes its size and line placements inconsistent and uneven.

It ended up occupying a status similar to that of Comic Sans in the English-speaking world, and young designers often find it hard to imagine how ubiquitous it was.

In retrospect, between its shortcomings and its overuse, the decline of the Kangxi dictionary typeface was probably inevitable. It ended up occupying a status similar to that of Comic Sans in the English-speaking world, and young designers often find it hard to imagine how ubiquitous it was.

Nevertheless, it is a kind of time capsule: a window into the beginnings of the craze for traditional Chinese culture. Prior to 2010, the default method of expressing “traditional Chinese culture” via typeface was to use calligraphic-style writing. The Kangxi Dictionary typeface broadened the mindset of designers, who began to look for inspiration in Chinese characters from different eras and media. While these newly developed digital woodblock print characters take heavy inspiration from their vintage counterparts, their designers have taken a much more professional approach: eliminating the worn look and other unintended side effects of vintage printing while remaining faithful to the original. form of characters.

Ultimately, the current popularity of woodblock type is less about their intrinsic aesthetic beauty than about their relationship to Chinese tradition. Blocky Song and Ming typefaces may not have the elegance of calligraphy, but they testify to the massive expansion of literary culture enabled by the development of printing technology. Likewise, typefaces based on Republican-era Chinese prints are immediately reminiscent of that time of drastic cultural change.

Designers are constantly borrowing and reinterpreting history. Just as designers today use old prints and newer designs to pay homage to China’s past, modern digital fonts, memes, and video effects will one day form the basis of retro or historical fonts. And who knows, given enough time and distance, maybe even the Kangxi dictionary font will get a second chance to make a first impression.

Translator: Katherine Tse; editors: Cai Yineng and Kilian O’Donnell.

(Header image: Kangxi Dictionary Details. Courtesy of Palace Museum)

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In a digital world, is there any merit in being a graphologist?… https://logprotect.net/in-a-digital-world-is-there-any-merit-in-being-a-graphologist/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 06:45:19 +0000 https://logprotect.net/in-a-digital-world-is-there-any-merit-in-being-a-graphologist/ (MENAFN-IANS) By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANSlife) Did you know that no matter how much time and effort it takes to compose a handwritten message, the author’s handwriting says a lot about a person’s personality and current standing, whether it’s for a personal journal, test, professional goals or other practices? If you […]]]>

(MENAFN-IANS) By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANSlife) Did you know that no matter how much time and effort it takes to compose a handwritten message, the author’s handwriting says a lot about a person’s personality and current standing, whether it’s for a personal journal, test, professional goals or other practices? If you are a keen observer and can keep track of minute facts in writing, this is a vocation you could pursue.

Sudhir Kove, the author of ‘Million Dollar Logo’ and handwriting expert with over 15 years of expertise, talks to IANSlife about handwriting as a career option.

What is graphology and how did you get interested in it?

Kove: Graphology is the science of understanding the human subconscious through handwriting. When I learned how graphology can help someone decode their subconscious by understanding their personality, strengths, weaknesses, etc., it made me even more excited. It intrigued me to understand him better and more deeply.

What skills are needed to become an expert graphologist?

Kove: To be an expert graphologist, the first skill you need to have is observation. The ability to observe small details in which a person is able to draw conclusions based on small curves, dots, variations in the ink pattern, etc., of his writing style is important. Being able to understand formations is crucial. Second, empathy is a key trait that one must have while pursuing graphology. One needs to empathize with the person they are observing to understand their life from their perspective, which in turn will help provide good solutions to the person.

Last but not the least, fast calculation is required in graphology because it involves a lot of things and a lot of parameters to be calculated. Calculation speed can be slowly gained while practicing graphology more frequently. People who are good at math and technical subjects find it easy. Fast learners with problem-solving ability are also ideal for pursuing graphology.

How do you become a graphologist? Do you believe that graphology should be taught in colleges?

Kove: As a professional graphologist, you have immense potential to apply science prospectively in your business. The first profession that one can exercise is to be a professor of graphology. Teaching people the science of understanding someone’s mindset through their writing is a lesser-known career path, and few are trained to do so. Thus, one can capitalize by giving the right advice using the science of graphology. Counseling parents is another service that one can adopt with the knowledge of graphology. We can help parents train their children to become better human beings by helping them to introspect the way they write.

Third, you can be a marriage counselor. They can help people get married by checking whether each of them is compatible or not. One can also use graphology in the recruiting space where they can suggest which talent to choose by analyzing a candidate’s behavior through their handwriting. One can also give a detailed analysis of the performance of the employees, basis of inference from their writing.

Like any other science, graphology also has the ability to go far in application. But, like other awkward sciences, there is a notion around such concepts. There are no certain rules in this science under which every other graphology has its own interpretation, each interpreter has his own way of judging things, etc. Unless and until there are fixed ways of doing and saying things, it will be difficult to include it as a subject of study. Before doing so, there must be a credible body formed and standard analysis methods must be documented.

Do you believe in today’s digital society, where there is less and less writing, graphology still has potential?

Kove: When it comes to a career, graphology will give you insight into understanding your personality, which gives a huge boost to your self-awareness. With this, you can change your behavior which will shape your career better.

Graphology is not only about handwriting, but your own behavior from your handwriting. It has enormous potential to change it. Graphology makes you aware of your personality. If you don’t engage in writing often enough, your level of engagement drops in everything. To give an example, professionals in the software industry do not frequently engage in writing, which is why they have little interest in getting married, settling down, other commitments, etc.

Writing will never go out of style. People fascinate with handcrafted objects. Handwritten letters are in demand these days like never before. Autographs don’t go out of fashion either. It’s not just the ink but the pressure you put on putting your initials on, it says a lot about your personality. The memory remains etched for years and decades to come. Even if people don’t write as much, it will still be trending.

What are the practical or real applications of this science? Where is graphology mainly used?

Kove: As mentioned above, graphology has great scope for using science from a business perspective. In the professional field, graphology has a good application in criminology where handwriting is inferred from a particular writing style, the pressure applied while writing, the ink used, the size of the police, etc., in cases of counterfeiting and fraud. It is also used when hiring candidates by some companies that are looking for reliable long-term employees. These are the most used cases of graphology.

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2023 Hyundai Palisade trim levels: Which is the best? https://logprotect.net/2023-hyundai-palisade-trim-levels-which-is-the-best/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 13:54:52 +0000 https://logprotect.net/2023-hyundai-palisade-trim-levels-which-is-the-best/ The midsize 3-row SUV category is full of great options to choose from, making it difficult to pick just one in the market. The Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee L, and Kia Telluride are all great choices, but what about the 2023 Hyundai Palisade? The Palisade is a popular SUV due to its […]]]>

The midsize 3-row SUV category is full of great options to choose from, making it difficult to pick just one in the market. The Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee L, and Kia Telluride are all great choices, but what about the 2023 Hyundai Palisade? The Palisade is a popular SUV due to its many trim level options. But which trim level is the best? Keep reading to find out.

A preview of the 2023 Hyundai Palisade

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Overall, the 2023 Hyundai Palisade has garnered excellent reviews from many outlets. Kelly’s Blue Book, for example, called it the top pick in the 3-row midsize SUV category. KBB’s reviews were complementary to its interior, which feels luxurious and spacious enough for the whole family. The 2023 Palisade also has plenty of trim options, but it starts at a great value that makes it accessible to those looking for great value.

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1 month of incredible offers as Lounge by Topgolf celebrates its first anniversary! – This is Shanghai https://logprotect.net/1-month-of-incredible-offers-as-lounge-by-topgolf-celebrates-its-first-anniversary-this-is-shanghai/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 08:50:28 +0000 https://logprotect.net/1-month-of-incredible-offers-as-lounge-by-topgolf-celebrates-its-first-anniversary-this-is-shanghai/ If you still haven’t checked Lounge by Topgolfnow is the time to move on, with a month of special offers for the first anniversary. Sprawling over 2,700 square meters in the heart of Shanghai, it’s a mecca for foodies, cocktail connoisseurs and entertainment seekers of all stripes. The premier indoor sports entertainment destination features seven […]]]>

If you still haven’t checked Lounge by Topgolfnow is the time to move on, with a month of special offers for the first anniversary.

Sprawling over 2,700 square meters in the heart of Shanghai, it’s a mecca for foodies, cocktail connoisseurs and entertainment seekers of all stripes.

The premier indoor sports entertainment destination features seven VIP Swing Suites – including two Open Swing Suites – and a nine-hole mini-golf course inspired by Chinese calligraphy.

Add to the mix chef-prepared dishes with local Pan-Asian inspirations and handcrafted cocktails, and it’s got everything you need for a fun time for everyone, from families to reunions of friends, work outings. to serious swingers.

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A month of incredible offers!

To celebrate their first anniversary, Lounge by Topgolf has launched a new menu and will be offering weekly offers throughout September.

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Wings Week: September 1-8

That’s right, it’s wings week NOW. Head to the Lounge by next Thursday to enjoy a buy-one on their 10 different types of wings, with everything from honey mustard to Thai red curry, sweet and spicy Korean to paste Belacan Fried Chicken Malaysian Shrimp.

We were invited for a couple’s taste and were not disappointed.

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First of all, the Japanese Teriyaki Fried Chicken (RMB78) with bonito flakes were a hit with everyone in our group, young and old.

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Next, Sichuan Spicy Chicken (RMB78). Be warned, these were no fun for everything family…but great fun for those of us who like to spice up our lives – we’re talking seriously feisty. We couldn’t get enough of the addictive chilli, pepper and peanut combo.

Highball Week: September 10-18

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It’s buy-one-get-one on highballs during Highball Week, September 10-18.

Five new cocktails are also offered, including the Swing and sing (RMB78) highball, a spicy botanical number with gin, Sichuan pepper, pandan leaf and Cointreau, lemon juice, soda and basil.

Other highball options include the Apples on Apples (RMB88) – fresh and crunchy with Dewar’s Caribbean 8yr Whisky, Laird’s Applejack, green apple, lemon and soda – and the Smoke Rises (RMB88) – smoky and intense with Mezcal Koch Espadin, Talisker 10yr, ginger, raspberry, lemon and soda.

Pizza Week: September 19-25

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September 19-25 is pizza week, with buy-one-in-six choices:

  • Turkish pide stuffed with Turkish beef, mozzarella, feta, tomato, jalapenos and olives RMB88

  • Chicken and Peanut Satay Pizza with Homemade Peanut Sauce RMB78

  • Meat Lovers Pizza RMB88

  • Pizza Margarita with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese RMB78

  • Mushroom Truffle Pizza 88

  • Crawfish Pizza Tom Yam Goong RMB88

We tested the Meat Lover. Let’s just say it didn’t last long.

Aperol Week: September 26-30

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The last week of the month, September 26-30, is Aperol week, with a classic Italian aperitif to buy in one.

Swing Suite Offer

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If all that wasn’t enough, from September 10-30, Swing Suites’ hourly rental buys in one.

Swing Suites is what Lounge by Topgolf is; simulators featuring 80 hyper-realistic golf courses from around the world, with electronically tracked golf balls to make it as close to reality as possible.

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There is also much more than golf; the simulators are programmed with a large number of virtual sports, including football, hockey, baseball and carnival games (the youngest members of our group had a great time taking down the zombies in the dodgeball game Swing Sequels)

This offer applies to the venue’s private rooms and Open Swing suites in the main bar.

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Additionally, Lounge by Topgolf also features a nine-hole mini-golf course, another perfect option for all ages.

Party time!

Next Friday, September 9, Lounge by Topgolf is throwing a big glow-themed party to mark its one-year anniversary, complete with guest performances, a DJ.

Tickets are just 158 ​​RMB, which includes three drinks – house wine, house beer, select cocktails, or soft drinks – plus free mini golf, Swing Suite games, and great giveaway prizes.

Scan the QR Code in the poster below to buy your ticket now:

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[All images courtesy of Lounge by Topgolf]

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Hotel Alhambra Palace Review – The Luxury Editor https://logprotect.net/hotel-alhambra-palace-review-the-luxury-editor/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 17:34:57 +0000 https://logprotect.net/hotel-alhambra-palace-review-the-luxury-editor/ Immerse yourself in an Andalusian Arabian adventure in Alhambra Palace Hotel. It opened in the early 20th century when it was fashionable to build homes and public buildings in a Moorish revivalist style known as neo-Mudéjar. This hotel, built in this theatrical style, is an icon of Granada, almost as famous as its neighbour, the […]]]>

Immerse yourself in an Andalusian Arabian adventure in Alhambra Palace Hotel. It opened in the early 20th century when it was fashionable to build homes and public buildings in a Moorish revivalist style known as neo-Mudéjar. This hotel, built in this theatrical style, is an icon of Granada, almost as famous as its neighbour, the World Heritage Alhambra next door.

Alhambra Palace Hotel, Granada

A wealthy duke commissioned the hotel a century ago, brought in Gustave Eiffel’s engineers to build the first multi-storey hotel using a steel frame – essential given it’s built into the side of a mountain under the ‘Alhambra. This grand dame hotel has hosted royalty, celebrities, actors, including Douglas Fairbanks, and renowned artists and authors, including Orson Welles, over its 100-year history. Now is the perfect time to lose yourself in the magic of the history of Al Andalus in Granada and in the comfort of the Alhambra Palace Hotel.

The Alhambra Palace Hotel is truly an iconic property. With over 100 rooms, with spectacular views of the city, this 5-star hotel is a destination. It has a gourmet restaurant, a lobby bar and a famous cocktail terrace that overlooks Granada, the green valleys and the mountains beyond.

Rooms are comfortably designed, with balconies with impressive city views. I really like the welcome convenience which was artisan cookies in the shape of “La Pajarita” ceramic tiles found in the Nasrid Palace.

Visit the Alhambra

From here you can walk to the Alhambra and discover the magic of the citadel which was once the seat of the Sultanate of Granada. If you visit the Alhambra in the summer or early fall, I recommend visiting this remarkable World Heritage Site in the evening for a completely different perspective. It is at sunset, casting warm tones on the ocher walls of the Nasrid palaces, that the small queue begins to form to enter the most complex rooms of the Alhambra, once the seat of the Sultanate of Granada. . Looking at the plain terracotta and earth-toned exterior walls of the buildings, it’s always a surprise to later discover the intricate and ornate craftsmanship that lies within. Wandering through the palaces of the sultans at night lends a more intimate perspective to these remarkable spaces. You can find all the details here.

Hotel visit

The hotel is a magical place! This is the oldest 5 star hotel in Spain so definitely worth a stay. When I stay in a hotel, I always look forward to the site visit, yet here it was unforgettable. During my visit, my guide took me to the hotels there. With a few clicks of the switches, the chandeliers in the ceiling shimmered and shone, filling the space with light. On either side stood sturdy columns, decorated with “mocarabes,” neo-Mudéjar motifs reaching to the ceiling. Ahead of me was a small stage, under a bold horseshoe arch, overlooking small clusters of vintage chairs and coffee tables. “It’s the theater of the hotel” explained by the guide. ‘Federico García Lorca performed his poetry here in the 1920s!’ she added, as she began to tell stories and anecdotes about one of the capital’s most iconic buildings.

Alhambra Palace Hotel is a marvel of theatrical and flamboyant Moorish architecture. It is always a pleasure to return to this city, as it never fails to capture the imagination. In the 18th century, European ‘Romantics’ such as artists and wealthy tourists came here to be fascinated by the unusual architecture, colors and designs that inspired painting, music and writing – and it is now one of the most visited destinations in Europe.

A few hundred years ago, the arduous journey to Granada was rewarded with the chance to be immersed in the romantic ruins of an enigmatic Arabian kingdom straight out of the storybooks. Later, writers like Washington Irving, former United States Ambassador to Spain in the 19th century, also fell in love with Andalusia. He wrote extensively on Granada, fascinated by the myths and stories surrounding the Christian conquest of the Moorish Alhambra and its Albayzin by the Catholic Monarchs. He collected tales and legends from the locals, and his books continued to create waves of tourism. With so many visitors, of course, comes the need for places to stay.

Thus, it was on January 1, 1910 that the Hotel-Casino Alhambra Palace was inaugurated by His Majesty the King, Alfonso XIII. With the Alhambra citadel above, and the city of Granada and its verdant valleys below, this property has quickly become the fashionable place to stay when visiting the Alhambra. Built by an enterprising aristocrat, the Duke of San Pedro de Galatino, the Hotel-Casino Alhambra Palace opened its doors at a time when more than 18,000 visitors a year were drawn to the Nasrid Palaces, their richly decorated courtyards and the magnificent Generalife gardens. .

Alhambra Palace Hotel has since been part of Granada’s heritage. The casino is long gone (only one original roulette wheel is on display in the lobby) but the extravagant decoration in the neo-Mudéjar “mocarabe” style remains – it’s like being on a movie set. Each door is an elaborate arch with stucco plasterwork with intricate Arabic calligraphy suras; each wall has geometric patterns, carved plaster, vintage marble or tile mosaics; an over-the-top romantic take on a story from One Thousand and One Nights.

Explore the Albayzin

From the hotel you can not only admire the beauty of the Nasrid palaces of the Alhambra, but also easily reach the adjacent medieval Moorish quarter of the Albayzin. It is a joy to explore the evocative narrow streets.

Granada also has magnificent traditional style baths, the Hammam Al Andalus Granada. A visit here transports you to another era. The different bathing areas allow you to live the experience of a traditional hammam, including massages and rituals. You can discover all the details here of Hammam Al Andalus Granada.

Andre Forbes

Andrew is a marketing communications consultant, working in the wellness, travel and lifestyle industries. His background in public relations, marketing and branding spans over 25 years. He writes regularly on international wellness, travel and lifestyle topics with a particular passion for the Mediterranean and the Americas. Originally from the UK, Andrew Forbes has lived in the US and France, but now lives in southern Spain, where he is travel editor for Spain’s leading English-language newspaper. For Andrew, luxury is many things; most important is genuine hospitality, authenticity and attentive service. Web: www.andrewforbes.com

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Wilton Library presents “The Art of Firing Circuits Studios” in September. https://logprotect.net/wilton-library-presents-the-art-of-firing-circuits-studios-in-september/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 20:40:33 +0000 https://logprotect.net/wilton-library-presents-the-art-of-firing-circuits-studios-in-september/ **Press release submitted by Wilton Library** August 25, 2022 Wilton Library is pleased to feature the dramatic and colorful works of “The Art of Firing Circuits Studios” in its September Art Exhibit, which opens Friday, September 9 with a reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Firing Circuits Studios is a collective of diverse, well-known working artists with […]]]>

**Press release submitted by Wilton Library**

August 25, 2022

Wilton Library is pleased to feature the dramatic and colorful works of “The Art of Firing Circuits Studios” in its September Art Exhibit, which opens Friday, September 9 with a reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Firing Circuits Studios is a collective of diverse, well-known working artists with studios located in a century-old brick factory building in Norwalk. Nine artists from the group will exhibit their work in a range of styles, media choices and subject matter. The artists are: Cecilia Moy Fradet (Norwalk), Mari Gyorgyey (Stamford), Elisa Keogh (Norwalk), Cate Leach (Darien), Pamela Lindberg (Darien), Mary Manning (Darien), Mark Schiff (Norwalk), Nancy C. Woodward (Norwalk) and Karen Vogel (Darien). Reception is free and open to the public.

“Firing Circuits Studios is an exciting group of talented artists, and we are thrilled to welcome them back to the library post-pandemic. This will be the group’s third exhibition here, and we know there will be some very large and colorful works on the walls. We look forward to sharing their latest work with our community,” said Wilton Library Art Director Ed MacEwen.

Firing Circuits Studios artists come from a variety of backgrounds:

Cecilia Moy Fradet is constantly creating and retaining ideas for his upcoming projects. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Lower Manhattan, Cecilia was fascinated by the differences between what people perceived as interesting, beautiful, and even what was good or dignified. Art has always been part of Cecilia’s life. She was drawn to art from an early age, her grandfather being a Chinese landscape painter and her father a calligrapher. She earned a fine arts degree and then had a second career as a fashion designer. Cecilia is currently a multimedia artist and has a studio at Firing Circuits in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is a Fellow of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center, a member of the Artist Collective of Westport and an educator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Ceciliamoyfradet.com.

Mari Gyorgyey is best known for her nonlinear narrative art, which spills over into book arts, pen and ink drawings, paintings, computer imagery, and fine art prints. She is not afraid to mix all the techniques to communicate her theme. His quirky and satirical designs have been compared to Philip Evergood, William Kentridge and the pre-war designs of George Grosz. Since earning her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Gyorgyey has shown her work nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions at Tapio Gyorgy and Budapest, Hungary, as well as Stamford, CT. She has won printmaking awards from the University of Pennsylvania, the Dharma Silk Company and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, of which she is a longtime member. Mari investigates the conflicts and harmonies of Hungarian communities and explores what it is like to have two identities vying for dominance. Mari’s work incorporates her training in fine art and textile design. Its content is heavily influenced by life in communist Hungary and the American suburbs. Marigyorgyey.com

Elisa Keogh grew up in the UK and came to the US at 19 to fulfill her dream of working in an advertising agency in New York. After studying graphic design at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York, she had a successful career as a commercial artist (advertising then music industry) and created her own studio, SeeHear Design. She moved to Connecticut and turned to fine art photography. For nearly two decades, Elisa has exhibited her experimental photographs across the United States and abroad, and has been honored with significant recognition for her work. During the pandemic, she began to devote more time to painting in acrylics, mostly on canvas. Elisakeogh.com.

cate leaching is an award-winning artist whose style is distinguished by a love of line, a sensitive appreciation of composition, and an awareness that resolution often comes by eliminating the non-essential. After spending many years as a dancer with George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet, Leach finds inspiration and meaning in subtle gestures and economy of form. Leach’s paintings, prints and assemblages have been exhibited in museums and galleries across New York and Connecticut, including the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Housatonic Museum, Sacred Heart University CT, Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, CT, and in NY at LaGuardia Airport and the Prince Street Gallery. She is a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists (New Canaan, CT), Concepts Group (Darien, CT), Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT), and Connecticut Women Artists. Leach maintains a studio at Firing Circuits in Norwalk, CT. Cateleach.com.

Pamela Lindberg was trained as a surface pattern designer and has over the past 35 years pursued interests in painting, printmaking, photography and more recently encaustic. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and competitions and has won numerous prizes. Love of nature is a recurring theme in his art. She also loves textures and unique materials and techniques.

Mary Manning is a visual artist who works with various media and processes, always experimenting with new materials. She has evolved her practice to include expressive and organic abstract ink paintings, alongside colorful glued pieces. She describes her work as a continuous exploration without rules or conventions, continually generating new shapes, patterns, themes and textures. She is represented by online gallery cynthiabyrnes.com of CBCA Westport, CT. She maintains a studio at Firing Circuits in Norwalk, CT and prints in Brooklyn, NY. Marycmanning.com

Mark Schiff uses painting to express his love for nature. He loves the spontaneity and unpredictability of his works. His process uses mixed media and modified brushwork to provide a unique viewing experience. Mark is an award-winning artist presenting his third exhibition at Wilton Library. He has exhibited extensively in Connecticut, New York, Miami, Florida and the Hamptons of Long Island. Markschiffartist.com.

Nancy C. Woodward is an award-winning photographer and mixed media artist. His shadow portraits, colorful trees and ethereal landscapes depict unique views of the natural world. She experiments with different color palettes, papers, fibers, mediums and surfaces to reveal new areas. Nancy has been a lifelong Norwalk resident and owns a studio, along with twenty-five other working artists, at Firing Circuits Artist Studios in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was artist-in-residence at the Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon, Connecticut for ten years. She is a member of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, the Rowayton Arts Center, the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association and the New Canaan Society of the Arts. Nancy holds a BA in Psychology from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. She studied photography, encaustic painting and digital publishing at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Ct. She studied privately with photographer Sandi Haber Fifield and encaustic artists Leslie Giuliani and Nash Hyon. Recent awards include: Best in Show of the Fall Juried Exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center in October 2019; Best in Show, the Betty Barker Award, at the Fall 2018 Member Show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Ms Woodward was the featured artist for the Spring 2018 edition of The Wayfarer Magazine. nancycwoodward.com.

Karen Vogel is an engraver and painter who lives in Darien. His work blends the influences of visual form, storytelling and nature. The language of print, typography, architecture and organic forms emerges from multiple layers of a variety of printmaking and painting techniques. She is interested in the parallels between artistic creation and landscaping, her two passions. Karenvogelstudio.com.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, October 1. The majority of the works are available for purchase, with part of the proceeds going to the library. Wilton Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Sundays, from 1 to 5 p.m. starting September 11. The library will be closed on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

The Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road, in the heart of Wilton Center. For more information, please visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call (203) 762-3950.

**Press release submitted by Wilton Library**

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