Inkvent Calendar / Print / Dec. 23rd / John Coleman
These original, one-off pieces of art were created on a daily basis from my Inkvent Calendar, a countdown to Christmas containing 25 newly-created coloured inks. Working with British ink company Diamine, the calendar is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, launched in September 2019.
Throughout each day of December, I drew one of mine and Leigh's favourite quotes rendered in that day's ink.
Done in one take, at the same same size, on the same paper, in whatever lettering I fancied, these quotes are from our collection of things said by people we know, friends, colleagues; people we admire, and which we use every day, like almost like mantras or a code of conduct whenever we find ourselves stuck, going down a rabbit hole or confused.
I also disallowed scanning, too - these pieces were photographed my iPhone, mostly in daylight, and therefore no tweaking or cleaning-up was possible. They are all signed and dated, on A3 sized 300gsm cartridge paper, 297mm x 420mm.
Word to the wise:
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Although reproduction is strictly forbidden in any form (by law), sharing on social media is welcomed and encouraged!
The original pieces are now for sale, with all profits going to Help The Homeless Leicester, a voluntary organisation looking after the homeless based in my home city.
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