I just got through taking a calligraphy class, and while it was fun and somewhat educational, I didn't really learn a whole lot. My professor was about 95, and extremely ADD. And obsessed with german and old english style calligraphy, which is fine if you like that sort of thing. I'm more into the oblique pen style, which shows high contrast between pen strokes. Its also extremely decorative with lots of swirls and twirls. You can buy fonts that favor this look, but I'm kinda tired of relying so heavily on fonts. I want to try something that looks a little more personal and differs letter to letter....anyway.
I know that sounds kinda dorky, but I think its absolutely fascinating that this is a way people would "document" their likeness before the invention of cameras. I created these three. I'm trying to think of a way I can use them... I have the two girls with the big hair in frames in my office. I think I want to make a series of notecards though...stay tuned.
Yummy Wild Game Rehearsal dinners (and beautiful invites too!)A friend of mine asked me to design the rehearsal dinner invites for her brother, featuring pheasant, deer, and quail. So...here are the two options I gave her. I love both. We'll see which one she picks.