The word calligraphy comes from the Greek “kalli” meaning beautiful and “graphia” referring to writing, and calligraphers today still emulate the beautiful letter forms of scribes throughout the centuries. Even in an age of computer-generated type, this ancient craft is flourishing, but it is also evolving. Calligraphy is now a respected visual art, the creative expression of the written word.
A calligraphist is one who is skilled in the art of calligraphy and I am an award winning calligraphist.
There is a renewed interest in calligraphy, especially for weddings, and the presentation of invitations, place cards, programs, and wedding vows are as unique as each bride and groom and range from contemporary to traditional.
The current trend in wedding calligraphy is toward the elegant scripts known as Copperplate. This style of writing is known for its distinctive combination of thick and thin elements of each letter accompanied by fines swirls which are accomplished by writing with an ‘old-fashioned’ dip-style pen. The nib must be dipped in the ink every few letters; the process is quite slow, but the results are remarkable.
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The following images show the pen and some recent invitations and envelopes I have penned…
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