It’s always inspiring to see calligraphy and hand lettering beyond the page, and I’ve found that one of the best places to see it in action is in the details of a wedding. I stumbled across Taryn Eklund Ink while looking for something eye-catching and found her beautiful work on some charming bottle place cards. They were like tiny messages in a bottle; so utterly romantic. Her portfolio proves to be just as lovely, filled to the brim with gorgeous calligraphed wedding details. – Julie
She’s definitely one to follow as I’m sure we’ll see much more amazing work from her in the future. Find her on her blog, Instagram and Facebook.
Photo credits: 1 Rachel Havel; 2 right, 6 right Shalynne Imaging Photography; 3 Taryn Eklund; 2 left, 4 l+r Carrie King; 5 Jessica Burke; 6 left Shannon Von Eschen Photography
Today I’m happy to be sharing the work of Bohemian Ink of North Carolina. Jessica Gatlyn’s work caught my eye immediately, with its wild and energetic lines. Jessica specializes in modern calligraphy, but there’s something about the aesthetic of her work that has me picturing the romances of Jane Austen novels. I’m sure I’m not alone on that one. Take a look at her work and see for yourself! – Julie
For more from Bohemian Ink, visit Jessica’s website and Instagram. You can also find Jessica and her husband over at Riverfolk Films creating film, motion graphics, and design.
Photo credits: 1, 3 left Forged in the North; 2, 5 Anna Naphtali; 3 right, 4 Almond Leaf Studios; 6 left Brian Schindler, right Corbin Gurkin Photography
Not only is calligraphy a beautiful art form – but you can do some really cool things with it! I’m loving this invitation suite from calligrapher Ashley Bush featuring a dreamy watercolor wash over text created with masking fluid. Such a fun idea!
From Ashley: The inspiration behind this wedding invitation suite was whimsical, candy-colored, and dreamy. I knew instantly that I wanted to do a masked brush-lettering style, with a watercolor wash over top. I let that design element guide the rest of the suite.
Check out the Designer Rolodex for more talented wedding invitation designers and the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: 1 – 4 Ashley Bush / 5 Emily Millay Photography / 6 – 7 Bronwnyn Duffield
Today, I’m excited to share the work of Annie Mertlich of Wildfield Paper Co. I’ve been following Annie on Instagram for quite some time and she never ceases to fill my days with amazing work. You need to see it to believe it, and I promise you she will not disappoint. Her beautiful illustrations paired with calligraphy make Wildfield Paper Co. my go-to for inspirational eye candy. If you’re lucky enough to live in or around Salt Lake City, Utah, you can even try your hand at some modern calligraphy workshops taught by Annie herself! – Julie
Photo credits: 1, 6 left – Loblee Photography; 2, 3 right – Mary Claire Photography; 3 left, 4 – Shannon Elizabeth Photography; 5, 6 right – Annie Mertlich
This month, I’m excited to share the work of Samantha Burnett, the talented hand behind Austin, Texas-based Wondrous Whimsy. With a background in graphic design, Samantha taught herself the art of calligraphy, which was a wise decision in my opinion. Her wide array of lettering styles vary from dip pen to airy washes of painted letterforms. Her website and Instagram feed are filled to the brim with calligraphic inspiration. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to stop by her Etsy shop where you can pick up prints, custom stamps, and more. –Julie
Photo credits: 1 Jen Dillender Photography; 2, 4 Diana McGregor Photography; 3 left + right, 5 Jessica Christine Photography; 6 left Seen Photography, right Taylor Lord