I’m sure fellow stationery enthusiasts will agree – the world of paper is a very exciting one! If textured fancy paper is neat and elegant, handmade paper shines with its own unique distinctions. When it comes to deciding what kind of paper to print your project on, budget matters, on top of design direction, wedding theme and personal preferences. Handmade paper will cost more and you’ll find its printing options are rather limited. If the design brief calls for something colorful with full colour illustrations, I would go with fancy or cotton paper suitable for offset and digital print. On the other hand, if the client doesn’t mind three colours or less, handmade paper also becomes a good choice.Continue Reading →
The beauty of handwritten calligraphy is that each and every stroke is unique and carries its own character. While there are many calligraphy style typefaces available, they have been created so that all the letters are perfectly uniform. I really love the personal touch and charm that calligraphy gives to a wedding invitation design. Graceful calligraphy wedding stationery will not only become treasured keepsakes for the bride and groom, but also their dearest guests for years to come.
On April 20, I was in Tokyo for the launch event of Calligraphy Styling, held at the gorgeous SØHOLM restaurant on the Tennozu Isle. The book launch coincided with a lovely bright spring afternoon, and people could soak in the sun on the terrace facing the beautiful waterfront while enjoying wine and dishes prepared from fine seasonal ingredients.
The 6 hectic months from initial planning to the final print of Calligraphy Styling was one of the craziest timelines I’ve ever experienced. Ideas were gathered in August, and by mid September, the publisher, Shufunotomo, agreed to publish the book.
Finally being able to hold the printed copy of Calligraphy Styling in my hands was one of the greatest feelings ever! With its beautiful paper and colors, the book is the reward of a 6 month long process of curating, creating and shooting a variety of calligraphy projects.