Reasons to love Instagram: it can easily feed a lettering/calligraphy addiction. Here’s a few of my new favourite letter-er-ers that I came across recently:
1. Jennet Liaw
Project 365 is Jennet’s instagram project I came across first, swiftly followed by a couple of Pins from her site. How lush is her work?! Every time it pops up in my feed it’s like I can’t double tap quick enough. Her mix of calligraphy and photography is perfect. I can’t wait until she opens her online shop – some of these beauts are going to make it into the flat for definite!
With a copy of Molly’s (@plurabellemolly on instagram) Modern Calligraphy on order, I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can get started smearing some ink across a page in a pale imitation of her gorgeous style. I remember going through a Calligraphy phase when I was about 10 or so – who’s wishing they’d stuck with it now!? Despite having no space for extraneous stuff in our flat, I’m still tempted to buy one of her address rubber stamps. Because then I really would send people handwritten letters all the time, right?
Not a single user, but a great hashtag started by Design*Sponge, #dslettering is a fab amalgam of real-life lettering. Not just what talented people can etch into paper, but buildings, titles, menus…everything. Which reminds me, when we were hanging out at the Drafthouse this weekend, saw an empty bottle of Einstöck Icelandic white ale, and I’m in love with their branding. I should definitely have got a shot and added it to the feed…oh well, next time!