Ciao means both goodbye and hello in Italian. This is hello for Blue Pencil as part of my new website [nicknamed Shaw*] and goodbye for Blue Pencil as a standalone blog. This website gathers together all of my myriad activities under a single umbrella in a manner that makes clear how they all stem from my deep and abiding love of letters in all of their variegated forms and uses. It is about making letters, designing with them, studying their history, investigating their habitats, and writing about their multitudinous manifestations.

I want to thank Greg D’Onofrio and Patricia Belen of Kind Company for their hard work and patience in designing this site. There is still much more to do. In the coming year the site will deepen in material and broaden in content.

Thanks for continuing to support Blue Pencil at this new location.