Calligraphy for your wedding invitations
I’m often asked if I can do hand lettering and/or calligraphy for my custom wedding invitations. The answer is yes and I enjoy the rich history and uniqueness of the art form. I’ve always favored the stylization of calligraphy and letterforms, especially as I began to study it more in-depth at college. I was fortunate during my early college years to learn both skills in ink and utilizing the computer. That study gave me extensive practice in the form and function of the artistry. Since the 19th century, calligraphy has changed dramatically to what is most popularly known as “modern calligraphy”. The number one thing I’ve learned and what I love most about modern calligraphy is that there are no rules.
I’ve experimented and pushed the boundaries of modern calligraphy more recently from lessons learned and as taught through an amazing book called “Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy” by Molly Suber Thorpe. The book explains her specific techniques for the style of modern letterforms. It also encourages artists to creatively experiment with the tools. The book is extraordinary for its ability to teach even an experienced hand at calligraphy new tricks. It also teaches the basics for the inexperienced student as well.
Custom invitation design demands individuality, and the techniques and explorative manner of modern calligraphy works well with creating and developing uniqueness with any design. Calligraphy or hand drawn fonts are one of the most popular requests in the most stylish invitation designs.
Don’t hesitate to contact me and ask about hand lettering for your wedding invitations, envelope addressing or table cards. Calligraphy can be applied to almost anything you can imagine.