Dec 3, 2013

Getting Started with Modern Calligraphy

Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe
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For years I've envied the seemingly effortless swooshes and flourishes found on handmade wedding invitations and in stylized posts from sites like BHLDN and Anthropologie.

Browsing through the pages of catalogs and daydreaming over fonts filled with glorious glyphs (or letter alternates), I often thought to myself, could a girl known for her messy chicken scratch actually produce (and procure the patience for) beautiful type? 

After browsing through the latest list of Skillshare courses, I stumbled upon the work of Molly Suber Thorpe, creator of Plurabelle Calligraphy. If such as thing as "ink ninja" were to exist, I'm pretty sure Molly would be a pointed-pen yielding master. And better yet, she's wrote a book on the subject as well, Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy.

After a long hiatus of blogging (more to come on that!), beginning to share my wanderings in calligraphy sounds like a great place to start. (And if it bursts into flames, we can all have a collective laugh. :) ) Look for more content soon, but in the meantime, here are some great calligraphy and type related sites:
Calligraphy pen image by Arch'educ

1 comment:

Sara said...

I love calligraphy!

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