Behind the fonts is series of designer interviews aimed at highlighting the people and process behind the fonts you love and use. This installment features Jessica McCarty, an award-winning designer of handwritten and calligraphic fonts. McCarty founded Magpie Paper Works, a boutique typographic foundry specializing in hand-drawn fonts and custom lettering. She also co-founded Rare Bird Foundry in 2017, where she transforms select artists’ calligraphy into premium OpenType fonts.
Steven Heller is a letterhead, in this “confession” he talks about the cult of Letterhead collectors and what we can learn from these graphic and typographic gems“
“I love learning new styles and feel as if I’m always a beginner at something.” Julie Wildman on the never-ending task of learning calligraphy. Wildman’s letterforms, though drawn or painted, have a nearly typographic feeling to them. Her deliberate negative shapes burst with vitality. She has integrated lessons from many teachers to develop a unique style, while honoring the tradition of the art.
Loving this project from Jess Cruickshank. The Christmas Calligraphy Drive is an effort to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Through this website, you can order gift tags personalised with names written in beautiful calligraphy. 100% of gift tag sales will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Lovely penmanship, for a great cause, shipping is in Australia only (unfortunately for those of use further afield)!
Seb Lester’s New Skillsahre calligraphy course is next level! I have found each module super easy to follow and he provides proportional resources, templates and tips to help you ensure your penmanship is polished! Use this code to check it out with 2 months of premium skillshare access for free.
She was recently profiled by Australia's leading design blog here. The Design files visited her studio in Fitzroy, where she creates beautiful nostalgic type & lettering work and also runs workshops teaching others the art of writing. You can check out her Typism 2017 talk here too.
Applications are open for Maria's last Calligraphy Course of 2017. Six calligraphy styles over 8 Melbourne based workshops.