30 May

I have always been complimented on my handwriting – it’s a kind of loopy, ornate script that, in all honestly, looks like I had a rather old fashioned education. Here’s something I did for Boots Health and Beauty Magazine.

My 'script'

Perhaps it’s because I’m known for my writing that I’m continually drawn to a hand-rendered script. However, I believe it’s more than that, there is a soft, obviously personal, quality to it and although the work I’m about to showcase is lovingly and exceptionally well thought out, to me, it evokes a sense of light, spontaneity not overworked or laboured.

I can’t tell you how completely inspired I am by the Rifle Paper Company – I’m often in Liberty simply marveling at Anna and Nathan Bond’s amazing endeavors in stationery. The Florida-based company’s collection has got a retro yet completely contemporary look that I simply adore – take a look at it for yourself.

Rifle Co gorgeousness

Lovely Rifle card

More Rifle joy

Other State-side stationers I love are Brooklyn residents, Linda and Harriett. They recently showed digitally printed watercolor-style hand-written calendars at the US National Stationery Show. I simply adore the loose style and sensitive use of colour – fabulous!

Hand-written calendars from Linda and Harriet

Hand-written calendars from Linda and Harriet

It’s all going on in the US actually, Angelique Phillips lives in Orange County, California. Her distinctive calligraphy is just gorgeous and has a lovely vintage vibe.

Angelique loveliness

Keeping it simple, Angelique style

Over to Europe. Sabrina Tibourtine is based in Germany and does wonderfully child-like prints that I find quite enchanting. I love its simplicity and kind of shabby chiciness.

Sabrina's wonderful script

More from Sabrina


2 Responses to “Handwriting!”

  1. Dianne June 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    I am forever envious of people with amazing handwriting!

  2. Gina Johnston June 3, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Wow, takes your breath away.
    And as one who cannot write in such a manner,
    I appreciate those who can.

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