Game of Thrones Meets Uncial Script

I recently expanded my calligraphy repertoire by learning Uncial Script, a majuscule hand (entirely in capitals) from long long ago, used by scribes from around the 4th to 8th centuries AD.

When learning a new hand, once I'm familiar with the construction of each of the letters, I prefer to practice by writing out full words and sentences, so that I can work on spacing as well (a crucial aspect of writing!).  Usually I end up writing the lyrics of songs that are in my head, or silly nonsensical pangrams. This time though, the round forms of Uncial reminded me of the typography used in the opening credits of one of my favorite TV shows, Game of Thrones. For those of you familiar with the show or books, you might recognize the names below as Arya's kill list—it works perfectly for a little calligraphy practice!

Arya's Kill List, written in Uncial Script by Chavelli Tsui #calligraphy #gameofthrones | www.keyandquoin.com