I have been eagerly awaiting to share some new work of this month’s calligrapher with you. As one of my top calligraphy crushes, I love to check out Mara Zepeda’s blog and swoon over her client work. Mara started Neither Snow, a calligraphy studio, in 2009. Over the last three years she’s had the pleasure of working on tattoos and commercial identities, along with collaborators, designers and countless couples. In September 2012, Mara will be moving to Florence, Italy, where she’ll spend the year exploring how her calligraphy can be translated onto different surfaces for weddings, events, installations, displays and custom projects. - Julie
Clean and simple yet highly expressive, Mara’s calligraphy is often all that’s required to create beautiful details for your wedding and evoke a sense of whimsy.
A glimpse into Neither Snow’s future; decals, fabric, laser cut, glass etching, ceramic, screenprinting, embossing and foil are just some of the materials and processes Mara will be experimenting with during her time in Florence.
Mara creates some truly gorgeous pieces, like this custom seating “star” chart. For this wedding, she worked with the couple, Mr. Boddington’s Studio and the wedding designer/stylist Jolene Sullivan for nearly a year. Below is a wonderful detail of her work and a couple’s wedding vows.
I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Neither Snow with a year abroad and medium explorations. You’ll be pleased to know Mara will still be doing client work, and looks forward to hearing from those with wildly creative and grand visions of how to employ the written word on just about any surface they can dream up (in addition to paper, of course!).
Photo and Printer Credits: image no. 1 printer: Paisley Tree Press and no. 2 (right) printer: Evince Design, both shot by Jose Villa; image no. 3 shot by A. Bryan Johnson Photo; image no. 4 & 6 shot by Neither Snow; image no. 5 by Rylee Hitchner Photography and Joy Thigpen; image no. 7 shot by Tec Petaja