Glossary of Calligraphic Terms

We've been teaching calligraphy for a long time now so we know how tough it can be! Not only is learning the skill tedious and frustrating at times, the terms that calligraphers use can be equally as confusing. We put together for you a simple Glossary of Calligraphic Terms guide that we know will be very beneficial for you to reference while you are [...]

2017-08-16T19:59:54+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Calligraphy, Learn Calligraphy|

Introducing our New Fall Inks

Can we discuss our new inks real quick? We are IN LOVE with these colors and can’t wait to see what you do with them. These inks are designed with you in mind as we have two totally new and totally exclusive colors to LHC! I am currently obsessing over the smoky blue for that sweet vintage feel. If you post your creations with these [...]

2017-08-03T08:14:31+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Calligraphy, Wedding Stationery, Decor, Party & Lifestyle|

Resources for Getting Started with your Calligraphy Business

We frequently receive emails from aspiring calligraphers looking for advice on where & how to get started with their calligraphy business. When I started Laura Hooper Calligraphy over 15 years ago, it consisted of a LOT of googling for useful information, trial and error and just figuring out what worked and what didn’t. Luckily for today’s creatives, there are many options to help you [...]

2017-07-27T11:34:58+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Calligraphy, Calligraphy Business 101, Business Tips|

Legalizing Your Biz with The Contract Shop

If you are a calligrapher and you get paid for your work, but you do not have a contract set up for your clients, we highly recommend you do this ASAP. Likewise, if you are a calligrapher that has a contract but you keep getting blindsided by clients and eating costs (ahem shipping, extra edits, redos etc.), you need to rethink the way you [...]

2017-07-20T07:48:34+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Calligraphy, Calligraphy Business 101, Business Tips|

Calligraphy Inspiration: Lauryn Prattes’ Parisian Romance Wedding

What does one of the top wedding event planner’s wedding look like? We give you Lauryn Prattes' wedding. This was one for the books. The parisian glam theme flowed throughout the entire day with each and every detail blowing you away. We met Lauryn through a photo shoot and realized later that we had met briefly at an Engaged Conference a few years back. [...]

Calligraphy Inspiration: Fleurology Inspirational Wedding Shoot

We have interrupted our Thursday calligraphy tips to show you some of our most recent, exciting calligraphy projects for inspiration. For the next two weeks, we’ll be showing you specific projects with resources so you can try them out yourself for any events you’ll be working on this year. Last week, we showed you Abby Jiu’s moroccan themed baby shower and this week, we’re taking [...]

Calligraphy Inspiration: Abby Jiu’s Moroccan Baby Shower

We are interrupting our Thursday calligraphy tips to show you some of our most recent, exciting calligraphy projects for some inspiration on how to apply your calligraphy & lettering to real life events. For the next three weeks, we’ll be showing you a variety of projects you can try out yourself for any events you’ll be hosting or working on this year. And if you [...]

How to Throw a Summer Rosé Party

IT'S OFFICIALLY SUMMER! Yay! We're taking a break from our regular Thursday calligraphy tips and giving you a fun way you can celebrate those hot, long days of summer. I’ve been dreaming about having my friends over for a summer rosé party so I thought you could do some dreaming and plan a summer rose party, too! Below are some ways you can throw one yourself, including a fun [...]

2017-06-21T23:07:05+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Calligraphy, Decor, Party & Lifestyle|

Our Top Five Pieces of Advice for a New Calligrapher

There is an ever growing number of new calligraphers out there thanks to the increased popularity of the art. We love teaching the art of pointed-pen modern calligraphy and are extremely passionate about setting up new calligraphers with best chance at a successful hobby or career in calligraphy. However, so many people who want to learn calligraphy, get stuck not having the right supplies, techniques or mindset to follow through [...]

2017-06-14T22:46:36+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Calligraphy, Learn Calligraphy|

Come Learn the Art of Modern Calligraphy at our Beginner Workshops

If you've ever wanted to learn the art of modern pointed-pen calligraphy, we'd love for you to join us at one of our Beginner Calligraphy Workshops in LA, NYC or DC this summer – we only have a few spots left in each one! We are also bringing our workshops to Portland this Fall for the first time ever. Our workshops include ALL the [...]