Light calligraphy

Sunday 8 March 2009This is over 14 years old. Be careful.

Julien Breton is a very skilled calligrapher, in the bold, large stroke style. His work is masterful, but his calligraphy with light is what really stands out.

I’ve tried making some pikapika before, and it is difficult to know how the image will appear. You write in the air with a light in a dark room, and maybe it looks the way you want, maybe not. Here are my two best images:

Light smiley
My name in lights

Breton’s images are far more assured. To be able to make such perfact lines in such an ethereal medium is truly astounding.


Here is a five-person effort (one of which was me) to draw a whale

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