INKRDBL

Lettering & Calligraphy commissions & workshops

Cardiff, Wales | 46 Sales

INKRDBL

Lettering & Calligraphy commissions & workshops

Cardiff, Wales 46 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   My work runs from hand-lettered wedding stationery to original calligraphic art. I also 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 14 Oct, 2016

My work runs from hand-lettered wedding stationery to original calligraphic art. I also love the challenge of working to commission with my clients to produce unique pieces of work. Check out my About page! Let's talk!

Lann Niziblian

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Lann Niziblian

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About

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!

That was over two years ago and now it feels right to share my love of beautiful writing with a wider audience. Few things please me more than seeing words spring to life in front of me on paper. I work to commission for wedding vows, invitations and envelopes, poems, quotations and love letters.

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.

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

Lann

Production partners

  • The Little man Coffee Company

    Cardiff, Wales

    Partner provides space and refreshments.

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Last updated on 15 Oct, 2016
Frequently asked questions
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.

How do I order wedding envelopes?

I want hand lettered wedding envelopes and I want them NOW! What's next?

I book months in advance, so let's get a date in the diary ASAP. A 50% deposit secures the slot for your job. Orders up to 100 pieces take 2 to 3 weeks. 'Day of' materials, 10 days.

Delivering invitation envelope blanks

Envelopes: The Lowdown (Pt. I)
How do I deliver my envelopes to you?

Mail, courier or drop off your blank stock to me. I need 20% over the number you've ordered: smudges or ink droplets never happen. Except when they do & then I need a replacement.

Delivering invitation & guest lists

Envelopes: The Lowdown (Pt. II)
How do I get my guest lists to you?

A Word (*.doc) file typed exactly as you want each envelope. I can't stress this enough: do not type "Mr & Mrs" if you want it written "Mr. and Mrs." Do not write "Ave" if you want "Avenue". If you want numbers as words, not numerals, type "twenty one", not "21". You get the picture. If you're unsure about anything please check with me first. Always get someone to proof read before you send the document.

Delivering seating plans & escort card lists

What about Reception Seating & Escort cards?

This time, an Excel (*.xls) file is best. One name per line. Again, typed exactly as you want it written.

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..."

Soon I'll be hosting workshops every month in Cardiff for calligraphy noobs & improvers.

Check INKRDBL social media for dates or let me know if you want to be kept in the loop.

Seller details
Lann Niziblian
The Printhaus
70a Llandaff Road
CARDIFF, Wales CF11 9NL
United Kingdom