A while ago, we caught a bit of a bug. Don’t worry, we’re not unwell, just a little bit obsessed with putting ink to paper. That might not be what you call ‘news’… but I guess what we’re trying to say is we’re hooked on calligraphy.
It all started when we invited Douglas Bevans from Central St Martins to come into MOO HQ and impart his wisdom with a MOO-U calligraphy lesson. We were pretty much hooked as soon as we picked up our pens and started making swirly shapes, discovering how much fun it is to see your own name written in ink.
You know how much we love getting creative, so naturally, we set you guys a challenge; to scribe your favourite quotes for an extra special prize; a set of personalised Luxe Notecards to help you delight clients and friends with handwritten notes.
Before the big reveal (well, we have to build suspense), we just wanted to offer a snapshot of how many entries we received!
Okay, just kidding, most of you emailed them to us…
It’s fair to say that we were overwhelmed with the number of beautiful entries. Not only are you skilled in pen-craft, you are also such wonderful poets! We loved how many of you chose to write your favourite song lyrics, what better to way to demonstrate your love of music than by scribing the lyric, like Jan-Marie who combined shapes representing the words of this all time favourite Led Zepp song.
Another favourite of ours featuring a song you might know… we loved that Fozzy wrote this in a notebook; we like to think she writes like this where ever she goes. Why not check out her out on Instagram which is full of typographical wonders.
And here’s a truism that we were all taught as kids (remember those violin lessons, painful!) and couldn’t be more appropriate when it comes to calligraphy (believe us, it’s harder than it looks). Anne’s recreated in bold, gothic handwritten letter form. We particularly like the compostion of the photo that Anne sent us, showing the tools of her art, and that she’s stopped working on her computer (no doubt creating one of these masterpieces) to write us this message by hand. Great!
Last but not least, here’s a tongue in cheek quote from Winnie the Pooh which we couldn’t resist including. Thanks for including a few splodges (a technical term) of ink, too Margereta!
A massive round of applause to everyone who entered, we simply couldn’t resist popping all of your entries on to a Pinterest board, so if like us, you’re totally hooked on the wondrous art of calligraphy, check it out!
Amazing, thanks MOO! I’m sure the notecards will be as beautiful as our orders have been. We’ll post a picture of them on our website after they arrive, if anyone would like to check them out: redbicyclestudio.org/blog-sideburner.html
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