What do you think of calligraphy? I’ve long been fascinated by it and I’ve tried my hand at it many times. The end result is generally very depressing and awkward but that only levels up my admiration of artists who make it look effortless. If you’re like me and you have no calligraphic bones in your body you’ll love this list of free (for personal use) calligraphy fonts. Do you have a fave that I haven’t included? Leave me a comment and let me know.
You really can’t go wrong with black and white. It’s a classic combo that can be both elegant and emotive. One of my favourite new (to me) artists is New Zealand-based Maiko Nagao who does black and white so, so, so well.
Be YOU tiful
You and me against the world
But first, coffee
It is no secret that I love Blacklist; I’ve written about the store before. There is something about the simple yet striking prints that really captivate me. If I could, I’d buy these six immediately. Do you have any favourite Blacklist prints?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
If you’ve had your fill of floral/watercolour/chalkboard elements, here are some simple wedding invitations that feature typography as the hero. By the way, never underestimate the power of a perfectly chosen font. Fonts can convey a lot about the aesthetics of a wedding so it’s important to choose one that works for you.
What’s your fave?
Little Spark Creations
Hitch Paper Co
White Willow Paper
Little Spark Creations
Two For Joy Paper
Black Lab Studio
Amy Adams Printables
I must admit, I’ve developed quite the crush on the beautiful, type-driven art created by Ylva Skarp. Adorned with splotches of black ink and haphazard scrawls, these wordy pieces appear, to me, to be less about affirmation (not like your usual nature scape overlaid with a soul saving quote from Maya Angelou or J.D. Salinger) and more about clawing the words and what they symbolise back from the edge of ones own experiences. They speak to me in a way not dissimilar to the work of Colin McCahon – though they are more structured, orderly and less…manic?
Love, love, love. New favourite!
1. om och om igen.
2. for ever.
4. let’s be nice.
It’s never too early to do a calendar round-up, right? I’m looking ahead to 2014 and the view is magical.
1) Sam Osborne 2) The Paperbird Society 3) Eye Poetry Photography 4) Bookhou at Home 5) 10 Camelia Way 6) Just Another Day 7) Pei Design 8) Khristian Howell.