Brody Neuenschwander has created a new line of calligraphic bracelets celebrating love and the alphabet. Working together with X Mark in Italy, who produce his racecar Handwritmic pen, Brody has designed works of art to be worn.
The bracelets are made from the finest quality stainless steel to ensure they are light and strong. The particular steel used makes them springy and flexible. The material is strong but the polishing has produced a soft and very comfortable surface. They are a pleasure to wear – my wife never takes hers off! The stainless steel is finished by hand in our Italian workshop to a brilliant shine. Gold versions have a thick coat of 24 karat gold.
These supremely crafted bracelets have gone through a long and demanding research process. X Mark have developed new production techniques to create jewelry that will last a lifetime.
You can order the bracelets on https://www.handwritmic.com/jewels/
I have created three bracelet designs, each with its own story; and each story reflected in the shapes of the letters.
“The History of A” is a homage to the long evolution of our alphabet, as shown in my documentary series. This delicate design begins on each end with the ox-head aleph and includes calligraphic and typographic A’s from all periods of history, from Phoenician, Roman, Uncial, Carolingian, Gothic, Lombard, Bastarda and on to typography and the modern age. Perfect for any lover of the written word, especially if your name begins with A.
“I love your lips” takes the first two lines of a beautiful love poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox: “I love your lips when they’re wet with wine and red with a wild desire.” The letters play on positive and negative forms, switching back and forth, one letter at a time. You have to search for the words and then suddenly they emerge from the interaction of shape and space. Isn’t that a little like love itself?
“Kiss me you fool.” A celebration of the beauty of Gothic letters and the confusions of love. Theda Bara’s original words (on a showcard in the 1915 Silent Film “A Fool there was”) were: “Kiss me, MY fool.” But the words were quickly changed by people across America to “Kiss me, you fool” and have since been spoken millions of times at that crucial moment.