I’ve been browsing Pinterest looking at all the gorgeous calligraphy samples that people have pinned. I have always enjoyed calligraphy, having taken classes as a child, in high school and then one in college at good ole Oregon.
Yep, those are a couple of my projects from high school and college, and my high school calligraphy book. Don’t laugh.
It seemed like the calligraphy back then was so structured. We learned multiple styles, but they all seem stiff compared to the modern calligraphy I see so often today. The pieces I see more and more appear very fluid, as opposed to structured.
Wouldn’t you love to receive mail like this from Perch Paper Co.? Yes, I would too.
And look at the writing on this letterpress print from 1 Canoe 2.
See the amazing writing on the Winston Churchill quote from Dancing Pen Calligraphy. I want to be able to do that.
I have the tools, I just need to practice. Ugh.
Truly special work from Kate Forrester.
So many different styles today, indeed! My grandmother taught me calligraphy similar to that which you studied, and I wish I remembered more of it so that I could modernize my lettering and make it more fun. My kids are learning Chinese calligraphy, which is also beuatiful. Love the samples above!