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Category: Editorial Lettering

“Can We All Just Get Along?” Valentines Calligraphy from Iskra

Love in Expressive Calligraphy by Iskra

I officially declare this week “Love All Week Long Week,” in honor of St. Valentine and his disciples, who might include Rodney King, with his timely quote from 1992: “Can We All Get along?” The quotation is sometimes amended with the addition of “just,” as I’ve written it here. On Valentines Day I like to spend time in the studio using my calligraphy practice to think about love. Each year it takes a different turn. Given the chaotic state of the nation, King’s plea is more relevant than ever, and a return to these poignant words from 1992 did not seem out of order.

This set of work is an exploration of voice in letter forms. The quotation can range in tone from Hallmark Greeting to hip hop to something you might see in an alley emblazoned on a wall. Check it out.


Rodney King Quote Iskra


Rodney King Quotation in Script by Iskra


Radical empathy Rodney King Quote by Iskra


Rodney King Graph Font Iskra

Abstract Calligraphy Quote Iskra

Love Expressive Calligraphy Iskra

Wishing you Love in whatever form it finds you!


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Fake News in the News, Expressed Through Lettering

Fake News Graphic by Iskra Design

Watercolor,unique lettering and collage © Iskra Johnson

Our meme-maker in chief has ensured that this little word duo remains current. From an abstract design perspective, it is always helpful when words are the same length and lock up with an interesting positive-negative charge. By flipping a few backwards it added even more interest. Watercolor, hand lettering and collage.