Modern Calligraphy & Lettering Modern Calligraphy & Lettering

"Modern Calligraphy & Lettering magazine is a brand-new luxury magazine that will inspire and equip you to create beautiful artwork and handmade stationery, as well as fabulously creative upcycling projects. As well as helpful step-by-steps and gorgeous craft projects for nib and brush calligraphy, there are some fab makes for different types of lettering, including stitching and cake icing. Each of the craft projects comes with a traceable template for you to follow or use as a guide. IN THIS ISSUE: FREE GIFT – a 32-page Calming Calligraphy supplement PULL-OUT ART CARDS – 8 beautiful pieces of calligraphy for you to recreate and frame NEXT LEVEL – Leading modern calligraphy Kirsten Burke shows us how to create a large-scale piece with metallic detailing TRADITION – We look back at the beautiful technique of Copperplate with step-by-step guides to trying it at home"

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

It’s not surprising that modern calligraphy has become so popular – it offers endless creative possibilities and is a wonderfully relaxing craft that anyone can try. Taking time out to put old-fashioned pen to real paper is a welcome change in our increasingly digital world, and the wonderful thing is that just a few simple tools and some practice will reap massive rewards. Inside the magazine you’ll find practice ideas for both nib calligraphy and brush lettering, as well as simple, effective projects to showcase your skills. There’s also plenty of inspiration from modern calligraphers sharing their work, tips and techniques. So dive into the world of modern calligraphy – there’s never been a better time to make your statement……

1 min
more contributors

JOI HUNT @bienfaitcalligraphy American pointed pen calligrapher Joi has gained a huge number of Instagram followers and it’s no wonder – check out her stunning work in our interview on page 40. JULIA BROUGHTON @lettersbyjulia We chat to London-based calligrapher Julia about all things typographic on page 82, while she shows you how to get creative with empty bottles in our exclusive project on page 87. TINA PATEL @teenyletters Tina talks to us about how she got started with lettering and how she turned a hobby into a side business. You can also see her beautiful work in our pull-out artcards, which start on page 65.…

1 min
about the magazine

informing Modern calligraphy encompasses many different techniques and styles. In this magazine, we’ll show you the basics of both nib and brush lettering using alphabets and practice words, as well as other forms of creative lettering. You’re welcome to photocopy the practice pages for your personal use or download and print from inspiring We’ve curated a beautiful array of projects and imagery from calligraphy professionals to inspire your own lettering, whether it’s for greetings cards, gifts or monogrammed envelopes. Read our interviews with Joi Hunt (page 40), Tina Patel (page 52) and Julia Broughton (page 82) and try one of our creative projects, hand picked to be simple and achievable. challenging Once you’ve started to create your own lettering, our selection of books, materials and Instagram stars will take you to the next level…

4 min
the personal touch

Whether a handwritten note or a typographic piece of art, lettering is a wonderful way to be creative. From the graceful forms of modern calligraphy to a hand-stitched slogan, Modern Calligraphy & Lettering magazine aims to showcase the beautiful forms that you can create by hand with a little – or in most cases – a lot, of practice. But don’t be put off by that ‘P’ word. Every budding modern calligrapher will testify to the peaceful atmosphere brought about by repeating basic forms over and over again, and the creative freedom in playing with letterforms and adding personal flourishes. If you’re attracted to the idea of creating stunning lettering with a nib or brush, or many of the other fantastic ways to do it, this magazine is a great place to…

3 min
the write stuff news • events • products

COLOUR MAGIC We're a big fan of Ecoline’s Brush Pens, and the good news is that these are now available in wallets of ten, RRP £25.45. They come in a range of different colour sets including Botanic, Illustrator, Handlettering, Pastel, Architect and Fashion, giving you the perfect range of hues for all your different lettering projects. Find your local stockist at GET TOGETHER If you’re a calligrapher who’d love to get together with like-minded people, book yourself a seat at the Practice Makes Perfect calligraphy club. Run by calligrapher Alice Gabb once a month at the Luminary Bakery in Chalk Farm, London, you can hang out with Alice and other lettering lovers to practise calligraphy, chat about equipment and get advice on any technical issues. Alice specialises in modern calligraphy and Copperplate,…

1 min

IMPROVERS COLOURED INKS Ink and Paper Saturday 25 April, 11am-3pm The Maker Station, Brentford, £60 INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY Sally Jane Calligraphy Sunday 26 April, 10am-1pm Northern Tea House, Huddersfield, £59 BEGINNERS’ MODERN CALLIGRAPHY POINTED NIB WORKSHOP Wednesday 29 April, 10.30am-1pm Today Studio, Aire St Workshops, Leeds MODERN CALLIGRAPHY Edlyl Asis, Friday 1 May, 7pm Lovecrumbs, Edinburgh, £45 BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP Meticulous Ink Saturday 9 May, 10.30am-1pm Meticulous Ink, Bath, £50 BEGINNERS’ MODERN CALLIGRAPHY Wild Sea Calligraphy Sunday 10 May, 10am-12pm Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth, £80 BEGINNERS’ BRUSH LETTERING Tea and Crafting, Weds 17 June, 7pm Covent Garden, London, £55 Keep an eye on emails and websites for news of cancellations. Lots of companies are offering online tuition too!…