Had I learned in elementary school to hand-write as artist Luca Barcellona does here, I might have had an entirely different career in letters.
Today's Wednesday Wonder features this video of Barcellona hand-writing (in Fraktur script) the words Legacy of Letters, which happens to be the title of a 10-day lettering tour, held this year from June 14 through June 24, through Italy's Veneto and Emilia-Romagna regions. Participants visited sites in Aquileia, Padua, Verona, Venice, and Rimini, among other places, each offering examples of extraordinary inscriptional lettering. The 2010 "Legacy of Letters" tour, organized by Paul Shaw and Alta Price, attracted calligraphers, graphic designers, art historians, artists, architects, and others who enjoy the art of lettering.
Legacy of Letters from Luca Barcellona on Vimeo.
My thanks to DesignSponge, where I first learned of this video.
Barcellona's Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Photostream on Flickr
Legacy of Letters Tour on FaceBook
Note: Legacy of Letters tours went on hiatus until this year. The first tour took place in 1997.