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STYLES OF CALLIGRAPHY

SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE

I have spent half a decade mastering the art of the written word. During this time, I have developed a unique and expressive calligraphy style. I work with my clients to ensure that my calligraphic art reflects their personal requirements and individuality. I specialise in Modern Dip Pen and Modern Brush Calligraphy and the harder to master Classic Copperplate and Flourished Copperplate Calligraphy.

WHICH CALLIGRAPHY STYLE IS BEST FOR ME?

Just as a treasured Tea Dress will stand you in good stead at any semi-formal event, Modern Brush Calligraphy transcends most occasions.

This calligraphy style has energy, vibrancy and beauty in its lettering. I create modern brush calligraphy using brush pens and paintbrushes. This informal and contemporary style is especially perfect for place cards, and is the style I use for creating Personalised Hearts.

If you have a wedding or event, and you fancy learning brush pen calligraphy to create your own stationery, I have created an easy to follow online course for you to learn this fabulous art. Please follow the link to head over to 'learn calligraphy' for all the details, and sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of the page for all the latest calligraphy news.

Modern Brush
Calligraphy

Modern Brush
Calligraphy

Just as a treasured Tea Dress will stand you in good stead at any semi-formal event, Modern Brush Calligraphy transcends most occasions.

This calligraphy style has energy, vibrancy and beauty in its lettering. I create modern brush calligraphy using brush pens and paintbrushes. This informal and contemporary style is especially perfect for place cards, and is the style I use for creating Personalised Hearts.

If you have a wedding or event, and you fancy learning brush pen calligraphy to create your own stationery, I have created an easy to follow online course for you to learn this fabulous art. Please follow the link to head over to 'learn calligraphy' for all the details, and sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of the page for all the latest calligraphy news.

 

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Stylish modern brush pen calligraphy in a classic combination of black ink on luxury white paper.
Stylish colourful gift tags created in modern brush pen calligraphy.

Modern Dip Pen
Calligraphy

Runway ready and making your own rules. If you make fashion, rather than follow fashion then Modern Dip Pen Calligraphy is the style for you. You can be a little Avant-garde while still staying perfectly chic!

There has been a rise in the popularity of modern calligraphy in recent years. It has a vibrant style with few rules which makes it very different from classic calligraphy styles. I execute this style using a dip pen and ink to create beautiful thick and thin strokes. My modern calligraphy style has energy and balance whilst still maintaining elegance and beauty. This is an informal and contemporary style of calligraphy, and therefore is perfect for all the services that I offer.

Modern Dip Pen
Calligraphy

Runway ready and making your own rules. If you make fashion, rather than follow fashion then Modern Dip Pen Calligraphy is the style for you. You can be a little Avant-garde while still staying perfectly chic!

There has been a rise in the popularity of modern calligraphy in recent years. It has a vibrant style with few rules which makes it very different from classic calligraphy styles. I execute this style using a dip pen and ink to create beautiful thick and thin strokes. Laura’s modern calligraphy style has energy and balance whilst still maintaining elegance and beauty. This is an informal and contemporary style of calligraphy, and therefore is perfect for all the services that I offer.

Elegant elongated modern calligraphy style hand lettered onto luxury grey place cards.
Stylish and elegant modern calligraphy created with a classic combination of white ink on a luxury grey envelope.
Stylish modern calligraphy created on luxury paper place cards in a variety of beautiful ink colours.

Classic
Copperplate

The LBD (little black dress) of calligraphy...

Historically, this classic calligraphy style was used by clerks as an efficient way to record business. Copybooks (books containing models of handwriting for learners to imitate) began to emerge. Metal-engraving was also popular at this time. The clerks began working with engravers, who would then recreate the clerk’s beautifully thick and thin strokes onto copper plates which were used to print the copybooks, hence the name ‘Copperplate’. This highly sophisticated style of calligraphy is formal and follows precise rules.

My Copperplate Calligraphy is created using a dip pen and ink. Just like your favourite LBD, my style has a timeless elegance and is perfect for place cards, envelopes and names on invitations.

Classic
Copperplate

The LBD (little black dress) of calligraphy...

Historically, this classic calligraphy style was used by clerks as an efficient way to record business. Copybooks (books containing models of handwriting for learners to imitate) began to emerge. Metal-engraving was also popular at this time. The clerks began working with engravers, who would then recreate the clerk’s beautifully thick and thin strokes onto copper plates which were used to print the copybooks, hence the name ‘Copperplate’. This highly sophisticated style of calligraphy is formal and follows precise rules.

My Copperplate Calligraphy is created using a dip pen and ink. Just like your favourite LBD, my style has a timeless elegance and is perfect for place cards, envelopes and names on invitations.

Classic combination of hand lettered copperplate calligraphy on a bright white place card in black ink.
Crisp white luxury envelope hand lettered in elegant classic copperplate calligraphy.
Sophisticated flourished copperplate calligraphy elegantly hand lettered on a luxury bright white envelope.

I like to compare this calligraphy style to a luxurious designer dress!

With its graceful oval shapes, Flourished Copperplate is a showstopper with stunning beauty and red-carpet elegance. I plan each flourish perfectly before achieving the spectacular finished result. My sophisticated Flourished Copperplate is especially perfect for place cards and addresses on envelopes.

Flourished
Copperplate

Flourished
Copperplate

I like to compare this calligraphy style to a luxurious designer dress!

With its graceful oval shapes, Flourished Copperplate is a showstopper with stunning beauty and red-carpet elegance. I plan each flourish perfectly before achieving the spectacular finished result. My sophisticated Flourished Copperplate is especially perfect for place cards and addreses on envelopes.

Sophisticated gold flourished copperplate calligraphy hand lettered on luxury navy blue envelopes.
Classic white place cards hand lettered using black ink in an elegant flourished copperplate style.
Beautiful flourished copperplate calligraphy created in a stunning combination of white ink on a Wedgwood blue envelope.

TESTIMONIAL

PERSONALISED HEART

Laura is an amazing calligrapher and her work is incredible. We have had so many lovely comments on our heart shaped piece that she kindly made for us. It's beautiful! I would highly recommend!

CG