The Trend: Modern Calligraphy
The art of beautiful writing has been infiltrating everywhere over the years – everywhere you turn you most likely see various forms of cursive script. Shop front signage, marketing campaign slogans, greeting cards, wedding invitations and many other places. Letterforms and fonts have quite often been replaced with modern forms of calligraphy. This natural flowing use of letterforms appeals to many and seems to be the new trend by many when choosing a script. What do people like about modern calligraphy? What is the appeal? Many say that just looking at an envelope, invitation or even a poem written in modern calligraphy immediately gives a very elegant and sophisticated feel with a touch of modernisation with various sizes, bouncing letters and large curving flourishes. What’s great about modern calligraphy is that there are very few rules when creating this script which means that the different variations and personalities that come through the script are endless! We also love that modern calligraphy can written with varied tools including but not limited to: a dip pen, a biro, a pencil, a brush pen, a ruling pen and the list goes on!
Babooche Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy
We started the Babooche Calligraphy journey with calligraphy. Our love for the beautiful and elegant writing style grew and grew from day one. I first started learning copperplate calligraphy which gave me a valuable insight to the world of calligraphy. It was only when I started my first course on calligraphy that I discovered there were so many different styles of calligraphy. I slowly started to experiment with a more modern style of calligraphy and as I played around more and more I started to develop my style. What I really enjoy about modern calligraphy is that there no end to your learning and this art form. I have adapted my style more over the years I have been writing and I love that!
At Babooche Calligraphy I love to utilise calligraphy in almost all our stationery projects and ideas. We use our different calligraphy styles in our wedding stationery designs, addressing envelopes and in our printing projects. Modern calligraphy is very popular for weddings and we do not see that trend disappearing any time soon. Check out some of our work we used modern calligraphy here.
Anyone and I mean anyone can learn this beautiful way of writing and there are a few places in London that offer workshops – Babooche Calligraphy being one of them. See the ‘Calligraphy Workshops’ section for further details. With all the digital ways of communicating we have couple with the fact that most spend their day in front of a screen it is wondrous to see that writing on a piece of paper with a dip pen is very popular. It is a reflection on how the art of hand crafted goods remains and if anything, is resurrecting. Not everything needs to be made with a computer, tablet or machinery.
Fancy having a go at writing something in beautiful cursive script? Book a place now on one of our upcoming workshops