Wednesday, April 14, 2010

DOORPOSTS by Timothy R. Botts

Doorposts is a 1986 book by calligrapher Timothy R. Botts. It contains sixty passages taken from The Living Bible and rendered in expressive calligraphy. These verses are presented here in the order in which they appear in the Bible, and each has a few comments on the design from Botts on the facing page.

Botts' calligraphy is nothing short of magnificent. He uses color, font, shape, angle, size and arrangement to bring these verses with life. This creativity and the amount of thought he puts into each work is what makes this art spectacular. And what is perhaps most impressive is that he can create so many different pieces without significant repetition, and yet every piece is still distinctly Botts.

I never get tired of Botts' work, and I don't have enough good things to say about it. Whether you're already familiar with his art or not, Doorposts is a great collection.