Syncopated Script

SYNCOPATED SCRIPT was loosely inspired by the work of the painter Stuart Davis. His jazzy canvases bridge Cubism and Pop Art, often featuring words, written in this style and others. Davis’s work always seems fresh and inventive to me.

After looking at all the reproductions of Davis’s paintings I could find, I used some of his writings and my own intuition to fill out the alphabet. I’ve tried to maintain both the erratic, jumpy quality and the continuous linking. The originals were painted; these feel as if they were cut out of paper.

Includes caps, lowercase, punctuation, numbers, several alternates and international characters.

SyncopatedScript_artSomething on the Eight Ball, 1953-54. Oil on canvas, 56 x 45 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art