Calligraphy and Drawings by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco, CA, 2013
5.5 x 7.5 inches, 36 pages
Each page of the book has a calligraphic date and drawings made that day mostly at a neighborhood cafe. I started creating what I called "monthly" books in 2008. The books for the first 4 years were primarily comprised of experimental calligraphic writing. Sometimes I would focus on a specific task such as writing only with my left hand, or I might chose a specific poem to explore. In July of 2013 I began to include drawings with the calligraphy and gave the series the title of "Cafe Chronicles." My interest has been to play with the relationships and connections between writing and drawing. This October 2013 book, aside from work done at the cafe, includes drawings that I did during a trip to Berlin. The stamps in the book were available at an exhibition of Postal Art at The Akademie der Künste.