09.09.10 by Jeff

Luca Barcellona

Gorgeous calligraphy by Luca Barcellona. I had to hold my breath as I watched this footage. I could watch videos like this all day.

legacy of letters calligraphy by luca barcellona

Watch the video below!














Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • MarcOner

    Great video! ‘Shoe’ Meulman does not even come close!

    • mobstar

      pretty bold statement..
      both have different qualities

  • ash

    Incredible. I took calligraphy and this would take me an hour to perfect, it only takes him 5 minutes….. (:

    • http://www.philipdahl.com Philip Dahl

      This probably took him a couple years to perfect, not five minutes. There’s a reason they say practice makes perfect.

  • badnobe

    amazing.this is pure talent.

  • http://www.myspace.com/simeonfrohm Simeonf

    aaaahhh, pure!

  • http://oritoor.com ori toor

    wow, this is pretty mesmerizing!

  • Gary

    What music is used in the video?

    • Z0NU5

      On the video page he says it’s Zoe Keating.

      • http://www.roxyreiland.com ROXY

        it’s called ‘tetrishead’ by zoe keating… she layers her cello tracks.

  • bob

    awe.

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  • Sarah

    I could watch stuff like this all day too! It’s like those old Sesame Street episodes where they would show little kids how to do something, like get dressed, or Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood where they would show how something was made, like crayons… sigh….

  • http://choplogik.org Choplogik

    That’s some next level craftsmanship. The bar has been raised!

  • Michael

    I was looking at the new St. John’s Bible the other day (all new calligraphy), and this type of work really astounds me. Simply beautiful! Does anyone know what the music is in the background? I really like it.

  • http://www.donnydraws.com donny

    um. damn.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/johannwatzke JW

    Great video. Thanks for sharing.

    Found more vids of Mr Barcellona at work : http://www.youtube.com/user/Barcellona1978#p/a/u/1/8edCRCydVY4

  • Spoony

    Awesome work, that would take me ages even with an example. jealous… :)

    Music sounds like apocalyptica, not sure. Not really into that ;p

  • Emily

    This is great! And on a little aside: the music reminds me of the cello group Break of Reality from NY, which can be heard here: http://www.myspace.com/breakofreality

    Perhaps it is them?

  • http://blog.pyrochan.net Fiona

    Stunning how natural the movements are for this guy. I’ve tried it before and I spent so long on each letter it appeared so stilted and horrid.

    Also beautiful as a final visual piece, with the red and the black not just beautiful letters <3

  • Mary

    The music is Zoe Keating, ‘Tetrishead’.

  • http://nathanveldhoen.com Nathan Veldhoen

    That is so sick–soooo smooth. I want that pen!

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  • droolin

    that’s pretty incredible.calligraphy is something that always baffled me

  • http://www.moonroo7i.com/vb sallm

    That’s some next level craftsmanship. The bar has been raised!

  • http://www.createtshirtdesigns.com Derek

    Well, his pen is his tool, just like an artist has his brush.
    Talented with lots of practice behind…and lots of patience!!

  • http://www.dontbelievethetype.nl Karin

    Luca is briliant! We’ve had him over last year for our typo festival’Don’t believe the type’, he really talented and a very nice guy!

  • http://angieburr.com/blog angie

    And that is how it is done. BAM! {i was holding my breathe the entire time.} *a

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  • egiova

    Gesture and words.

    Anything to add?
    Simple pleasures.

    And we can see it before our very eyes.

    All will not be lost how long artists will exist.
    In one hand pure materialism, in the other hand, beauty.

    Anything to add.

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  • saber

    simply amazing

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  • jayjay

    thats cool. A lot of repetitiveness to perfect his craft & style… Graff writers start like this in their sketchbook, perfecting different styles of (graff/street) typeface/s. Anyone with a preference towards graffiti would have no doubt spent endless hours / pages perfecting their style, just like this fellow I bet.

  • nehalibhagat@yahoo.com

    Fab…!!!

  • http://www.lucabarcellona.com Luca Barcellona

    Thank you all so much guys.
    Keep good calligraphy and typhography alive.

    Luca

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      cheers luca! please keep me updated on your work!

      /jeff

  • http://www.andhedrew.com AndHeDrew

    That’s amazing. What control this man has! How many hours did he spend practicing each stroke, I wonder?

  • Vega

    do you know what kind of marker is he using?

  • Mina

    Brilliant, I was wondering what kind of marker that is, anybody?

  • Joshbetsey

    The cello track is all good but, more importantly….what the hell kind of marker is that!! I have searched for YEARS to find a marker with the same shape as the one he’s using. Anybody know what brand it is?





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Booooooom Reader Submissions: May

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Here is this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is all the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. The comments and upvotes do not go unnoticed! Voting up work is like high-fiving that person and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio!

The link at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use the Disqus commenting system to submit your work.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

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