Although my Christmas did involve a lot of relaxing, after Boxing Day, my fingers started itching for something creative to do that didn't involve my sewing machine. So - I went back to pen and paper, and experimented with an art that I've been lusting over for some time - CALLIGRAPHY!
Instagram is full of numerous accounts showcasing the most fantastic hand-lettering - @handletteredabcs, @piecescalligraphy and @thepostmansknock to name but a few. Traditional calligraphy is a little too 'rigid' for me - so hand lettering ticks all the boxes and is incredibly easy to get into.
The images below are the result of a few evenings of experimentation:
So - I would like to present to you...
The Calligraphy Collection combines genuine vintage cartography with personalised, motivational and sentimental quotations. Hand lettered onto the maps themselves, these pieces of wall art make perfect gifts for loved ones, or visual reminders of your favourite sayings.
Our collection of vintage maps is abundant - so like all of our products, the maps in the Calligraphy Collection can be personalised. With four styles of UK maps to choose from, as well as a wide variety of world, continent and regional maps, the combinations are endless!
We have collected a range of our own favourite phrases - but any phrase, name or date can be hand lettered directly onto the map - with added flourishes if you wish.
Due to the light-weight nature of vintage maps, we mount the finished piece onto 260gsm textured card, ready for framing. We can mount to A4 or A5, portrait or landscape. Some maps may lend themselves to a certain orientation - but we will send you a proof image of the location, just like out textile products.
To order, head over to the listings page. Or, get in touch to enquire.