Maria originally comes from Barcelona, where she studied design and typography. Today she is a graphic and textile print designer, letterer and illustrator based in Melbourne, and I am pleased to say that she is the first contributor to Lettering Hub! Read on for a big bunch of helpful tips and resources from her.
I am writing this article with the intention of clarifying a few things about calligraphy, and to hopefully shed some light on misunderstandings about this beautiful art form. In my opinion, calligraphy suffers from an image problem. I find that people associate it with older people writing religious texts and with wedding invitations! But calligraphy is much more than that.
Calligraphy One of the oldest and finest of lettering arts, calligraphy is the technique of drawing letters with a broad-tipped…
Carla Hackett and Barbara Enright have taken on the mission to teach this lost art to anyone willing to listen, seeing the massive comeback of hand-crafted, original designs that simply cannot be created by a machine.