We are two: Gabriel creates the art. David is responsible for the wording.

 
 

Calligraphy is all about words. Words define the art, which in return redefines words. And in Hebrew we say: חיים ומוות ביד הלשון: “Life and death are in the hands of words”. So we take words extremely seriously. Some may say: obsessively so.

David

David

 
 

David is located in Jerusalem. He will reply to your initial mails, look for the right verses, quotes or poems, advise you on Hebrew grammar and work out the basics of your design with you.

As most of the requests we receive relate to some extent to the scripts, and often require quite a deep understanding of the different linguistic and religious/spiritual interconnections in order to find just the right wording, he focuses solely on wording.

At the same time, he claims to still be busy with his PhD in Jewish history and linguistics. For the last 7 years…

Gabriel

Gabriel

 
 

Gabriel was raised in Jerusalem and currently lives in Berlin. He remembers being fascinated by letters even before he could read them. On his mother’s wall in Jerusalem, there’s a photo of him, hardly 2 years old, “writing” on her typewriter.
Since then he studied Latin calligraphy in Munich and Hebrew calligraphy in Jerusalem. His search for inspiration, led him to live in Rotterdam and in Buenos Aires, each for a number of years.

He says “[…] to me, calligraphy is one of the last resorts of entirely handmade graphic art in an almost fully digitalised world. […] I feel I have truly worked when I see black stains on my fingers.”