Since I regularly teach beginners’ modern calligraphy at my workshops, I have slowly put together an in-depth workbook as part of the kits given out to the students. And now you can get the printable version of this workbook, print out the PDF file and start practicing with your brush pens immediately. Available now in my Shop.
I collaborated with The Sourcing Factory to put together a fun-sized lettering activity during the roaring Gin Festival, organised by Food Talk India in September in Delhi. In the middle of a secret, invite-only Sunday brunch at the gorgeous Grammar Room (and before the gin started flowing), brunch-ers got a quick crash course in using brush pens.
It was a special feeling to be invited back to my old college, National Institute of Fashion Technology, six years later. The workshop was for third semester students of my old department, Fashion Communication, as part of their Letterforms module. It spanned two days and was a wholly fulfilling experience.
My second workshop of the year happened on 29 April, this time at the newly-opened Agenc Colab studio. It was a bright and open space in Delhi, perfect for zoning out and getting lost in calligraphy. We learned to use brush pens and did an almost crash-course in modern calligraphy. I finally managed to put together some comprehensive workbooks for use at the workshops and the students loved them.
Over the years I have managed to carefully calibrate my Instagram feed to provide me the best of the calligraphy inspiration out there. These are artists whose work I personally look at a lot. Each of them has a personal style with some unique elements.
A recap and photos of my best workshop yet. A beautiful, sunny Sunday, some lovingly assembled calligraphy kits and 70 enthusiastic learners.
If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend, make it extra thoughtful with this delicately hand-crafted personal letter. Distressed by hand and written in traditional calligraphy, with a floral, victorian theme. Get in touch for availabiltiy.
Made with distressed parchment and written in calligraphy, with a green-inked envelope to match, it's every Harry Potter fan's childhood dream come true. Being a huge Potterhead myself, I put in a lot of love and effort into each piece. So let me know if you want one.
I talked to the Better Homes & Gardens magazine recently about how to start a Bullet Journal in 2018 for their DIY section. It was quite a fun experience. I made some fresh bujo (short for bullet journal) layouts in a blank grid notebook. And we had a shoot at my home-studio. I even (very) awkwardly posed for a portrait.
Here are my best picks for modern calligraphy ideas to try in 2018, specially for beginners. Some have an interesting style or tools to be used, some are part of recent lettering trends, each can help you bring a new shine to your lettering.
What a perfect workshop to close 2017 with! Project Eve, the newly-launched apparel brand invited me to conduct one of The She Sessions (free learning events for women) in Delhi. I had a super-fun time doing this women-only workshop. Photos inside.
Using stamps, all types of pens and even nailpaint! I have created 3 different styles of handmade business cards over the last few years. Follow a couple of ideas that I'm about to describe and you'll be DIYing your own unique cards super soon.
This day was my definition of an ideal Saturday: sit and do calligraphy for hours in a beautiful, sunny setting surrounded by some wonderful women. The beautiful brunch titled “The Lost Art of letter Writing” for women who write, was organised by HomeGrown in the perfect location possible—the courtyard of Olive Bar and Kitchen.
I took a small brush calligraphy workshop at St. Stephen's college on August 23. The enthusiastic turnout was super heartening! I had such a wonderful time teaching and just being on campus. Thank you Fine Arts Society, St. Stephen's College for having me!
If you want to start learning copperplate calligraphy, but don't know which tools to buy or where to find an oblique holder, or which nibs and ink to use, this is your guide. With links to the tools on Amazon.in. and readymade Amazon wishlist—especially useful if you're in India.
The guideline sheets best for you depend on your familiarity with the copperplate script. Beginners need more descriptive larger guidelines, while advanced students need a no-fuss one. There's a LOT of options available online, each a little different. Here's 3 of the best free printable PDFs for each stage of your progress, including my own custom sheet.
Japan is a wonderland for stationery lovers. I did a lot of online research before going and then hunted down every single store on my must-go list. So if you're going to Tokyo, these are my best recommendations, from the most famous to hidden gems, with a lot of photos.
Now that I have 4 different Procreate brushes in the Shop, I've made a bundle out of them, so you can get all 4 hand-crafted calligraphy brushes for ₹170—12.5% less than their cumulative price. These are all brushes I use myself in all my projects.