Watercolor + Calligraphy = Heart Explosion

What is it about watercolor and calligraphy that has most people whip out their wallets and buy anything that is adorned by these two styles.

I know I am not alone here..

Winter Watercolor Flowers - Graphics - 1

 

Calligraphy font: stringfellows

Calligraphy font: ondise

Calligraphy font: hollyhock

 

Winter Watercolor Flowers - Graphics - 3

 

Since I’ve started dabbling in it myself, I am COMPLETLY OBSESSED with all that is paint brush font and watercolor anything. And with all normally obsessed people, I found a creative marketplace for exactly those things. And I can (and have) spent HOURS on it.

The works featured above are from Angie Makes, selling on Creative Market, a market place for all that is web design and graphic design and needless to say, I’m overwhelmed by the beauty!

Now I daydream about sitting in my studio, painting away, scrawling fonts for anyone who needs. It’s just so fucking pretty. That’s right.

Fucking pretty. And some days, all I need is pretty.

And back in the old days, lettering was my strong suit in drafting class- the mechanical structures of buildings? Not so much, but the lettering on those drawings? Outstanding.

I know this is old news, but Faith Levine made a documentary a few years back about sign painters (our dream bestie Mr Arnold is even featured in it!) and I think it speaks nicely to why we’re attracted to these handicrafts and why so many businesses are using hand-inspired graphics for their branding.

 

Enjoy and happy weekend!

xo

 

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