It goes without saying that life is not always easy for a freelance graphic artist. You have bad times as well as good. I used the bad times to do calligraphic work for myself.

During all those years, I only had a few calligraphic jobs. The biggest was writing out the Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations in 4 languages, including Russian. That was in 1960 for the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York and I was paid 1000 dollars. That was a lot of money in those days. A copy of this work has been on display since 1993 in my permanent exhibition in the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel.


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