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9 years 3 months ago #169343 by J_Roz
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So I have a ton of different hats I wear but I have been thinking about this for awhile.

I actually do calligraphy and illumination in the SCA and do scrolls for people from time to time. I was wondering if anyone has ever illuminated the Code or anything?

I'm tempted to give it a go just to see how it would look. Granted it would be a jump from Medieval Illumination/Calligraphy but then again in an old gothic style it might look really cool too.

Has anyone ever done or attempted this? Just Curious.

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9 years 3 months ago #169345 by Jestor
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What does "illumination" mean?

Obviously not "to light"... lol...

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9 years 3 months ago - 9 years 3 months ago #169348 by J_Roz
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basically it means that a scroll or script of some kind is hand decorated. Many hours can go into an illuminated scroll.

Here is an example of one. Really anything goes and tons of Medieval and Renaissance scrolls are referenced and copied all the time.

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I thought it would be cool to do one of the creed and the code to have for my office.

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9 years 3 months ago #169351 by Jestor
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oh yea, that's really sharp looking....:)

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9 years 3 months ago #169352 by J_Roz
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That one was not done by me but an example of what could be accomplished.

I have a few idea's brewing in my brain about this, and it is something I would like to try. I'm pouring through the Book of Kells right now for some more ideas.... :D

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Any result looking like that sample would be beautiful. Damn near majestic.

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