Calligraphy

I enjoy creating personal pieces. I’ve benefited from studying with some of the best in talent in the world, and taught calligraphy to people from five to eighty-five for nearly thirty-five years. Whether it’s a commemoration of an event, like retirement, a wedding, a life or a striking headline or bringing a word to life, let my experience and love of the scribal arts set you apart. Check out the samples on this page to get an idea of what you can do with calligraphy. 

The sample on the left could be used as a product label, a bookplate, even the front of an announcement card.

Bookplates

Bookplates, when done in calligraphy add an exquisite personal touch to those special books in your library. A bookplate, also known as ex-librīs [Latin, "from the books of..."], is usually a small print or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the inside front cover, to indicate its owner. In ancient times it was a reflection f the wealth of the owner as only the very rich could afford to purchase books. Later, it became a way for owners to lend their books to friends while retaining their ownership of the book.

Posters, Framable Art and more

Calligraphy, added to images, can be an important element of work that can be turned into posters or framable art. Your imagination is the only limit on what you can do when combining calligraphy and images.

various calligraphic hands and logos.©Agy Wilson

Logos, Invitations, Gift Cards, Greeting Cards

Calligraphy can be used to create a unique brand logo for your company. Using calligraphy on invitations, gift cards, and greeting cards adds a very unique, personal touch that can't be found in mass produced work.

dancing hammies marker, Photoshop recovery © Agy Wilson
Dream Kanji. Found in my shops, based upon my rubberstamp design, rendered in Photoshop copyright Agy Wilson

 

 

I hope these examples have given you some ideas for the many uses of the ancient art of calligraphy in today's modern business and personal world.