Hand lettering, calligraphy, etc. (Lots of etc.)

Austin, Texas · 437 Sales


Hand lettering, calligraphy, etc. (Lots of etc.)

Austin, Texas 437 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
Courtney Kirkpatrick

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Courtney Kirkpatrick

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Fonts are pretty. Calligraphy is personal.

Calligraphy is a simple, beautiful way to add a personal touch to everything from your wedding stationery to your outgoing mail. In an increasingly mass-produced world, it's a refreshing alternative.

I grew up in Oklahoma, where I filled ruled paper with neatly printed words, practiced block letters in the margins of notebooks and absent-mindedly doodled cursive into thin air with my index finger. These dreamy preoccupations followed me to college, where I studied Film and English and my class notes were habitually filled with lecture-inspired lettering.

While working in the entertainment industry, I took a calligraphy class in formal Spencerian Script and was immediately hooked. It was an on-again/off-again hobby until I impulsively offered to do calligraphy for a friend’s wedding. She wanted something a little less Declaration of Independence-looking than Spencerian, so I delved into modern calligraphy, working on personalizing a style for her big day.

Working for friends soon evolved into working for friendly strangers and a whole new career emerged. Now I spend my days addressing wedding invitations, designing custom stamps and trying card not to OD on coffee.

If you have any questions or want to chat about a custom project, I’d love to hear from you!

Shop members

  • Courtney Kirkpatrick

    Owner, Maker, Calligrapher

    I'm a hand lettering artist living, working and watching too much TV in Austin, TX. I have a soft spot for cold brew coffee, hilarious kiddos and the collected works of Ernest P. Worrell (know what I mean, Vern?).

Production partners

  • Fine Art Printer

    San Antonio, TX

    I selected this printer because of their extensive experience producing archival grade giclee prints on fine art papers and canvas and because their prints are made in the US using environmentally sustainable items.

  • Commercial Printer

    Los Angeles, CA

    A printing and fulfillment company that I use to print mugs and t-shirts for my shop. They then mail items directly to my customers. All designs are hand-drawn by me before being sent to them with my print specifications.

  • Stamp Maker

    MA, United States

    Stamp maker employs highly skilled craftspeople to laser engrave your stamp onto genuine red rubber, mounted on custom-cut maple blocks for traditional stamps, or onto self-inking plates fit inside high-quality Trodat Printy self-inking stamps.

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