Hey Socal locals and friends - have you signed up for the second part of our Beginner's Modern Calligraphy Series taking place this Sunday at @m.lovewell ?This is my hands down favorite workshop that I teach. We dive in to the details of modern calligraphy that I originally fell in love with - like developing your own unique style, using different (and any) medium, and so much more.
Black and white always wins in the LLC studio. One element in the #moodboard is a sneak peak at an upcoming mini-brand reveal and another is a scrapped idea from a recent project (I might have also shared it last week). And Now they all serve as inspiration for a project refresh for the coming year!
#flashbackfriday to the first year I fell in love with teaching (workshops). I've recently had a few past students reach out who have actually started their own calligraphy businesses! I can't tell you how overwhelmingly happy this makes my heart feel. Have you taken one of our workshops and are still practicing? I would love to start sharing working and stories!
A little sneak of some custom illustrations created for a new brand and photography duo! Looking forward to sharing more!
From my scary messy desk to yours - hoping everyone has a safe and happy Halloween! Ink - White Sumi ink from @m.lovewell Brush - Simply Simmons Round 1
Remember this little sneak peek from awhile back? While I fell in love with this direction, we ultimately took a similar but different path. Although it's just a snippet of a contact form, I'm using it as inspiration for a project refresh for the upcoming year....stay tuned!
Pumpkins, costumes, and all the usual pre-Halloween activities today... but as usual... coffee first. And yes, my toddler bit a chunk out of the poor pumpkin on the right. 🙈
This in-between period between summer and the holidays is by far my favorite time of year - it's the calm before the (holiday) storm. ____ For those of you who have taken my Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy I, we have the second part of the series coming up on November 19th at @m.lovewell. This has grown to be one of my favorite workshops to teach. I love seeing the returning faces and watch everyone start to develop their own personal style. To learn more and sign up, visit the link in our profile.
Wrapping up some client work while I prep for another personal project. I'm loving the way this Didot (being one of my favorite go to fonts) graphic by the lovely @studiolmh, pairs with my calligraphy. While I have been favoring brush lettering lately, I'm looking forward to mixing things up a bit and getting back to my (calligraphy) roots.
My favorite part of narrowing down concepts is getting to show off the rejects - this one didn't even make it to the initial presentation since I didn't think it was the right fit for the client... but I loved it so much I even considered altering my own logo! But then again, I need another rebrand like I need a hole in my head.
Happy Monday! Just to give you some fun #bts... for this #moodboardmonday we are sharing an excerpt from a recent concept strategy for some new design clients. The WLC bride is hip, adventurous, and wild yet refined. She knows what she likes and will still stay true to herself 20 to 30 years from now. To appeal to this type of client, we will tap into detailed aspects of what inspires her the most. Branding that consists of bold yet organic tones, with black and white line illustrations reminiscent of vintage tattoo artwork communicate a feeling that is spontaneously permanent - in the most romantic sense.
On Saturdays we start the day with coffee. And Sundays, and Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays. People who don't need coffee in the morning are like mystical creatures from beyond to me. Happy Saturday!
My girl @heathershanephoto is just soooooo goooood when it comes to taking her branding to the next level with her client gifts. And that glass USB? Possibly the coolest thing I have seen - it even has my logo etched into it 😍(they are pretty impossible to photograph though, so you'll just have to take my word for it)! Thank you, Heather!
After multiple requests we are now offering our Beginner's Modern Calligraphy starter kit online over at @m.lovewell! Stock is limited, so be sure to check them out before they are gone! Follow the link in our profile to view the listing. ------ Each kit includes: - One bottle of sumi ink - My lowercase practice guidebook - One straight penholder - Two nikko g nibs Bonus - Vellum + wax seal gift tag set to practice your new skill (your choice of 3 black or white For You seals
Thank you so much to everyone’s sweet messages, texts and even calls yesterday about my exciting news! Launching my very own font has been a dream come true, and not a small one at that. I can’t wait to see Lady Luminous in full use on some projects - pinch me! Be sure to use the hashtag #LadyLuminous and tag me so I can see.