Friday, October 5, 2012

Favorite Friend Friday: Kathryn Murray Calligraphy

We've known Kathryn Murray for a long time (way back to our Paper Source days!) and she has always stood out as one of the most creative and talented artists in the craft world today. We carry a few of her cards, but the true magic happens when she creates custom colors and calligraphy. I may be slightly biased, as she provided work for our wedding, but there's no mistaking her artful skills.

animals on parade calligraphy
cookie calligraphy tea for a wedding
Images via Kathryn Murray Calligraphy

Her work is definitely special and different from any type of calligraphy you can find on the market. "All of my calligraphy is done with an 'oblique nib' which gives it its own flair, but I like to think my style has more to do with the natural heavy handed way I draw. There are heavy down-strokes, playful strokes, and varying scale to the letters that give it the unique feel." -Kathryn

Plus, she will customize pretty much anything: rubber or acrylic stamps, buttons, even cookies! (see above) Plus, I hear she's cooking up a special line of wedding invitations. Watch the mesmerizing video below to see how she mixes and matches a special, custom calligraphy ink.

Creating a Color from Kathryn Murray Calligraphy on Vimeo.

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