Are you sitting comfortably?

Professional calligrapher Janet Smith shares some of her favourite tips from sitting comfortably to having a break from your calligraphy! If you’re of a certain age, you may recognise that phrase, from the start of Listen With Mother, a 15 minute radio show filled with children’s stories and songs. Even if you don’t remember the programme, the…

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Copperplate Facebook Cover Photo

A Copperplate Facebook cover photo was designed for us by Rachel Yallop. This time ‘Scribblers Calligraphy’ has been written in a wonderfully flourished Copperplate style. Here, Rachel describes how she developed her ideas and fine-tuned the design to produce a very elegant and flourished final piece. I am passionate about copperplate. It is, for me,…

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Creating a Facebook Cover Photo

Whilst designing a Facebook cover photo, Rachel Yallop. kindly agreed to make notes, to give us a better understanding of how a professional lettering artist approaches and creates such a lively and eye-catching piece of work. I’ve recently rediscovered the Zig Art & Graphic Twin felt pen and have been experimenting quite a bit with it.…

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Royal Line of Succession

To celebrate Her Majesty’s 60th year on the throne, heraldic artist Neil Bromley created an ornate family tree, detailing the royal line of succession since 1066. Set down in elegant calligraphy and decorated with intricate heraldic artwork, we can see the Royal Line unfold through history, from William the Conqueror in 1066 to Her Majesty…

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Lin Kerr Designs

Lin Kerr was born in South Africa and relocated to the United Kingdom in 1998. She has a degree in Fine Arts, a teaching diploma and began calligraphy in 1985.Lin Kerr’s main interests as a lettering artist lies in exploring the beauty of the letter through various media, with a particular interest in abstract work.…

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