INKRDBL

Handmade artist books, journals and wall art.

Announcement    My work consists of things related to ink - original calligraphic art, gyotaku, suminagashi, enso & handmade journals and notebooks. I love the challenge of working to commission with my clients to produce unique pieces of work. Check out my About page! Let's talk!

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Last updated on 09 Nov, 2019

My work consists of things related to ink - original calligraphic art, gyotaku, suminagashi, enso & handmade journals and notebooks. I love the challenge of working to commission with my clients to produce unique pieces of work. Check out my About page! Let's talk!

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Lann Niziblian

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About INKRDBL

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On Etsy since 2015

INKRDBL calligraphy: the how, why and who!

I'm an Irish Armenian living in Wales. Way back in the Jurassic period I studied & enjoyed calligraphy at school, then promptly forgot about it when life as a young adult got in the way.

A journey involving corporate jobs, marriage and two children later led me back to the desire to create again.

By chance, a magazine article reminded me of my love for letters and I bought a dip pen, some nibs and a jar of ink. I 'hid' in my garden shed for a year practising and getting reacquainted with tools and techniques. I was hooked! I had been leading very successful calligraphy workshops across South Wales until Covid hit & they are on hold for now...

I also make, or draw, ensō and you can buy some of these originals in the shop. Ensō are zen circles. Making them is a meditative process. They are rich with meaning and it can be very calming to just sit and contemplate while you draw or view them.

In 2019 I began to explore Gyotaku (fish rubbing art) & bookbinding. I particularly enjoy repurposing older books to refill with blank paper giving them a new lease of life and a career change all at once 😉

Thanks for visiting. Get in touch if you have a project you want to discuss: I love a challenge!

Lann

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Last updated on 09 Nov, 2019
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Styles of lettering available

I've seen a font I like on Etsy. Can you copy it please?
Nope. Nein. Non. Votch. Nie. Nage.

All the INKRDBL scripts offered are on the Style Gallery pages of my website - have a look www.inkrdbl.com & convo me!

Aren't you just making fonts?

Couldn't you just use a font?

Stop! Calligraphy, meaning 'beautiful writing', from the Greek kallos ‘beauty’ + graphein ‘write’, is a visual art related to writing; calligraphers 'draw' letters. None of my work is computer generated.

Custom and personalised orders

I love your work and want to hire you to make something. Now what?

Collaboration, coffee and chats are the way. I'll listen and get a feel for what you want. There'll be sketches (& coffee), more chats & a maximum 3 drafts & 2 revisions until you're delighted! Also coffee.

What other work will you consider?

Custom designs - what can you do?

Bespoke return address stamps? Check.

Logo design & Branding? I got you.

Tattoo designs? No problem.

Favourite poem? Easy peasy.

Wedding vows, wall murals, quotes? You know it.

I think I'd like to learn calligraphy...

Teach me the Way of The Brush... wait, is that even a thing?
Yes! ( Hitsuzendō in Japanese). But let's start with Contemporary Pointed Pen & work our way up to ..."unification with the highest reality..."

I host workshops every month in Cardiff for calligraphy noobs & improvers.

Check INKRDBL social media for dates or sign up to my newsletter to be kept in the loop. Ticketing is through Eventbrite - https://bit.ly/2m75GgA

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