Instagrammer of the week #018

When I was in primary school I had ridiculously neat hand writing. I was obsessed with being neat. I borrowed the creatively titled Lettering Book (this is a more modern version) from the library to learn different typefaces and I’d spend ages making sure each letter was spot on. I was at the top of my hand lettering game as I transitioned into high school. Unfortunately I soon learned that bubble writing and swapping full stops for love hearts was frowned upon in high school. It was heartbreaking to realise that legibility was more important than creativity. Five years of scribbling notes killed my creative game and I never hand lettered again. So when I see the work of someone like Noel Shiveley I get super jealous and I ponder what could have been.

Noel is an amazing hand letterer from Colorado Springs who creates pin worthy pieces of art including those that fit into my favourite subgenre – poignant-and-inspirational-phrases-over-grand-landscapes. Follow Noel on Instagram and prepare to be wowed.

(How’s your hand lettering game? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook)

A photo posted by Noel Shiveley (@noeltheartist) on

A photo posted by Noel Shiveley (@noeltheartist) on

Santiago Sunbird

If you caught My Three Favourite Things newsletter a couple of weeks ago you would have seen a beautiful watercolour wedding invitation designed by Santiago Sunbird. I’m in awe of Bree and Sarah Hankinson’s work. It’s beautifully designed and while it is watercolour (and watercolour is so ‘in’ at the moment) it’s also understated and unique, which is everything you want from your wedding stationery, right?


Grandes Rosas


Flores


Helecho


Santiago

Follow Santiago Sunbird on: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Website

How Joyful – hand lettering awesomeness

Want to see hand lettering done right? You must check out the work of Chilean designer (now living in Southern California) Joy Kelley. Her work is big, bold and beautiful. Today I’m featuring her stamps but believe me there is a lot more for you discover on her blog and store.

Heck yeah, it’s here
Made with love
Please deliver to
Happy Mail
This book belongs to

You can follow Joy on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Words to live by

These prints from Oh My Deer caught my eye today. I’m a sucker for a beautiful, hand lettered poster. If you’ve seen pictures of my office on Instagram (@krissyb) you’ll know what I’m talking about. Nothing looks better than a beautiful, flowing script proclaiming some catchy wisdom about getting up, dusting yourself and giving things another go (check out my Words That Inspire board to see what I am talking about).

I think I have *just* enough space on my wall for these three.