September 09, 2003

Calligraphy and Lettering

Please go have sex with yourself. That’s probably what calligraphy is all about. It makes everything elegant and lets you get away with murder.
Jill Bell (right), who has done work for Norah Jones, Madonna, and Cowboy Junkies.
Doyald Young
Louise Fili
Raphael Boguslav
Martin Wait of Balmoral, Freestyle Script and Laser fame. Such popular faces and yet he’s on virgin freespace. Speaks volumes about font piracy. He also did the Manchester United Corporate Typeface.
Jim Parkinson who has redesigned the masthead for Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. Here’s an article on him.

Not-so-calligraphic ones:
Michael Doret
Gerald Heurta
Waters Lettering
Mark Simonson

as usual, the DIY links: Speedball and Aridi.

Posted by Karen at September 9, 2003 08:10 PM in typography

Nice set of links (as usual), Karen. The seems broken though. Sad.

Posted by: Stephen Coles at September 11, 2003 02:36 PM

Hey Stephen!!! Nice to see you here. You would probably have noticed that I got most of my links from Kyle Hildebrant’s thread on Typographic Logos over at typophile. So you’re not likely to come across anything new, but they will be categorised. :-)

The broken speedball link was my mistake. I am not very careful when posting the links because right now, there aren’t a lot of people reading. But I have corrected it. Thanks for pointing it out.

Posted by: karen at September 11, 2003 03:09 PM

Tom Carnase mentioned at typophile.

Posted by: Karen at February 5, 2004 11:48 PM

Rob Leuschke too. He did some really nice work for Martha Stewart.

Posted by: Karen at February 6, 2004 07:09 PM

Blik’s Prose for walls.

Posted by: Karen at February 7, 2004 01:39 PM

i am a student ,i find this web site when i was doing my reseach about lettering.i want to plead with you to send me some script about free style lettering.

Posted by: isaac biney reginald aggrey at February 14, 2004 11:34 AM

Jimmy, more wall coverings for you.

Posted by: Karen at April 10, 2004 12:01 AM

Another great calligrapher/lettering artist is Michael Harvey (check his typefaces at Fine Fonts, and also at Adobe). He designed several covers for Thimble Press, and they’re all very nice.

Posted by: Eduardo at April 15, 2004 11:06 PM

Hey, those are all really nice links indeed. Thanks!

Posted by: Karen at April 19, 2004 02:04 PM

Piero De Macchi

Posted by: Karen at May 2, 2004 01:47 AM

Hand Lettering Basics via

Posted by: Karen at June 10, 2004 07:24 PM

De Macchi’s Nomina is out of this galaxy. One day I’ll write an article on it.


Posted by: Hrant at June 11, 2004 09:22 AM

Niiice little collection of lettering links and resources..
( Especially for a lettering lover like me.. :)

So, Thanks a lot, for posting these..

Posted by: Dav at June 15, 2004 03:28 PM

Someone’s galerie.

Posted by: Karen at June 24, 2004 01:28 PM

Michael Clark who did the very excellent lettering for Speak Up. More of his work here.

Posted by: Karen at September 17, 2004 11:36 AM
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