Calligraphy and Drawing by Thomas Ingmire
Text selections from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
San Francisco, CA, 2014
6" X 7 3/4", 38 pages housed in a plexiglass box
While visiting the Bancroft Library on the UC Berkeley campus, I came across a manuscript which had a collection of delightful Blackletter capitals that were decorated with amusing drawings of faces. This became the inspiration for the November 2014 Cafe Chronicles book. The large capitals were initially created in my studio followed by the drawings which were made each morning at Cafe Puccini. The text passages, selections from Finnegans Wake, were added back in the studio. This book is the closest I come to having anything to do with the real world FACEBOOK (thumbs down).