Croque by NICK SLOAN

Croque by NICK SLOAN



This letterform was first drawn for the gravestone of a friend of a friend who was a militant socialist. It was intended to convey a certain incisive resolution, not to say bloody-mindedness, but acquired its own momentum. Like most of my lettering, it is derived from written forms but very much a drawn, even typographic letter.

I would not normally have chosen to cut in Belgian Black “marble”, which is hard, chippy and unforgiving. I was forced to use it for a conspicuous commission, so I took the precaution of using an off-cut for this alphabet first so as to get the measure of the stone. It was an instructive exercise.

Belgian black marble / Noir de Moray
30 x 30 cm.

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