The Maya, like other Asian and Indian civilisations, were talented calligraphers who expressed their brush art through book writing and pottery. They used water-lily thrushes as pens, and bark-made paper on jaguar felt-bound books as media.
Shannon Kring Buset, an award-winning writer, cook, and producer, is the editor of Inlightenment: Nourishing the Sacred Within, an e-magazine for which she called me to design the logo and masthead. The meaningful articles are insights into real people’s experiences looking for a more soulful existence amidst an empty consumer-moved world.
A New Maya Language custom pictogram was designed. The K’IN hieroglyph was used as inspiration, and symbolises sun, flower, the colour yellow and the south cardinal point–the perfect meaning for a soul-seeking publication.
In the spirit of New Maya Language, I brought the ancient artistic expression to life in our modern world by using their traditional calligraphy. By utilising our hands to write instead of a computer keyboard we connect with our inner selves–from our head, through our heart, and onward to our hands.
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