Modern calligraphy – an ever-evolving art

Trends in calligraphy change as often as the seasons. In one of last month’s blogs I talked about learning a loose, organic lettering style – all by changing the joining strokes and flow of a basic modern calligraphy script. Organic lettering has been hugely popular in 2017 – but I know from experience that next year I’ll be writing something very different.

All images by Katy Melling at Lartington Hall (full supplier list below)

Calligraphy appeals to so many people because it’s easy to learn (with a little guidance at first!). It’s the joy of learning which attracts us to the art of lettering and consequently those who practice calligraphy are endlessly looking to improve, to progress.

It’s this that makes being a calligrapher in 2017 so fascinating. I can never rest on my laurels as a modern calligrapher – I’m always looking for the next trend in style, in technique or in writing surfaces.

If you’ve just begun your calligraphy adventures, do enjoy the journey. It will never grow old!

Venue – Lartington Hall
Fine Art Wedding Photography – Katy Melling
Flowers And Bouquet – Bels Flowers
Bridal Gown/Skirt – Halfpenny and Catherine Deane at Marrime Bridalwear
Make up – Jo Leversuch
Hair Styling – Lesley Hewitson
Cake – Designer Cake Co.
Calligraphy- By Moon & Tide
Silk Ribbon – Kate Cullen