Contemporary Calligraphy by Erica McPhee

Contemporay calligraphy by erica mcphee

Okay, we have been a bit ambitious this week with posts haven’t we?  I hope next week is not a barren sea of crickets here, we are trying to get at least one post up a week, on a good week maybe two, but we hope they are worth the wait. Michelle and I have been working behind the scenes feverishly or as feverishly as an 11 month old will allow her mama to work, to re-envision our brand. We are taking all of your feedback to heart and using it to help with a top secret project we have in the works (feel free to add your 2 cents to the mix). I spotted the graphic above by Erica McPhee and loved it, such a great example, I wish I had time to work on my lettering, alas my plate is currently full. I have mentioned Erica McPhee before with her Flourish forum, it seems it is a resounding success, over 2,000 members and 20, 000 posts?!  An active lettering forum is a dream come true, I am so happy to see it um, flourishing. If you haven’t already you should stop by and peruse or join, it’s free and there is some serious talent and resources to be found there.

And since we are talking lettering, I thought I would link to some supplies + resources, you most likely will be getting inspired and will want to try out some lettering for yourself:

Resource list

Fave Nibs

Nib Identification Chart download

Modern Calligraphy Book

Lettering Workshops coming up

Have fun!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. She recently lives in sunny Seattle with her handsome husband, wonderful baby girl and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

5 thoughts on “Contemporary Calligraphy by Erica McPhee

  1. Illustrator classes would be dandy! I turned 40 in September, I love that my birthday is on the first day of fall! Makes up for getting “older”! That skill would help me do so many things & get my older self in gear! Plus, I could have stuff laid out for printers, etc. Your photo class helped me so much with my photography. Even though I’m no expert, it did help so much! Your blog is the only one I look at on a regular basis. I read your motherhood + work balance & it’s tough, x that by 3. I have two in school, 3:30 to bedtime is homework & dinner + trying to do family time. I do want to keep up with housework & have decent meals to boot! And of course get some sleep in there too!

    Yes, Tristan maybe your blog is your business…sometimes the answer is right in front of us. I would love to send samples of what I’ve been working on & calligraphy works great on them. The printer just sent me samples to approve! Hooray!

  2. Hello Kara and happy belated birthday! Do we share the same birthday? 9/21? Yes, it is always excellent to keep learning and having something to keep that creative fire going. I would LOVE to see your samples, email me! And THANK YOU for the feedback we so appreciate it:)

  3. T-
    I will send an email when they are completely ready! They’re are in final stages–I need to just approve, color etc.
    Yes, my bday is 9/22….& happy belated Birthday joy to you!
    Chat soon,

  4. Susan, I am not familiar but I am going to go look her up right now. I am sure if you trusted her with your logo she has to be amazing;) I can’t wait to see!

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