Hey everyone! I’m super excited to shine a spotlight on today’s calligrapher, because I’m a fan not just of her paper projects – but also her non-paper lettering work (hint: ink for the body!). Meet Angi Phillips of Angelique Ink. She’s a calligrapher, artist, designer, and teacher (she teaches calligraphy workshops!). Let’s take a look at her mix of work, including some designs that have me re-thinking whether I should get a tattoo… – Jen
Angi likes a blend of traditional and modern style in calligraphy, as you can see in these wedding invitation collections. “I love it when a client asks me to do something a little different, and I can be creative with the styling,” says Angi.
Every artist gets inspired in different ways. I loved hearing what most inspires Angi as a calligrapher. “Much of the inspiration behind my style comes in the form of poetry, which may sound odd since it’s not really a visual form of inspiration. I find depth in words, particularly poetic verse, gives my style a sense of mystery and longing, desire, romance and introspection.”
And here’s a cool mural showing off her lettering work! “I like that calligraphy is an art that gives words a second meaning, an extra layer of depth and emotion,” shares Angi. Large scale murals are one of her favorite non-traditional surfaces for calligraphy. “Bringing the words from pen to paper and then bringing them to life in a larger than life setting makes for a fun day’s work and it’s extra satisfying to take it in once it’s finished,” says Angi.
Another cool example of calligraphy in a non-traditional place — tattoos! Angi shares, “I’ve been doing quite a few wedding date roman numeral designs for couples tattoos lately.”
And a peek of traditional calligraphy on paper seems like a pretty place to pause. Big thanks to Angi for sharing her work!
Photos via Angelique Ink