Here is what Wikipedia says about calligraphy: Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, dip pen, or brush, among other writing instruments. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner”. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the letters may or may not be readable. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering, though a calligrapher may practice both. Calligraphy continues to flourish in the forms of wedding and event invitations.
Willie Ripple Events most recently enjoyed doing the calligraphy for a save the date invite for an upcoming bride.
We chose to use Italic calligraphy and a gold calligraphy marker since this matched the style of the save the date cards. We also went to a local stamp collector and chose custom wedding stamps. One red stamp was of a skier since the wedding is in Vail and the bride and groom love to ski, another blue stamp had a Colorado mountain scene on it, and then we added a “forever” flower stamp (to represent that a wedding is forever). The specialty stamps are not that expensive but a fun addition and lets the guests know this is going to be a cool wedding to attend. We thought our stamps also added a sense of excitement to guests traveling from afar as this is a Destination wedding.
Here is a very cool book that shows many forms of fun calligraphy that you are seeing being used on chalkboards all around.
So tell us what supplies you have enjoyed using for your calligraphy projects?