Classic italic calligraphy – the most popular style for poems
The majority of our calligraphy commissions are written in italic calligraphy. This lettering looks lovely with neutral colour schemes – chocolate, coffee and gold suit it beautifully.
Copperplate calligraphy – a romantic, swirly calligraphy style
It’s a luxurious, swirling style which became popular across Europe in the 19th century.
Copperplate is perfect for romantic poems and wedding anniversary presents.
Simple Italic calligraphy – a lighter, straighter italic letter style
It works very well in darker colours and is popular for wedding readings and modern poetry.
Tall letters (‘ascenders’) and long letters (‘descenders’) are straight and tapered with a very slight curve.
Cinderella calligraphy – a popular italic style with bold, sexy curves
Cinderella calligraphy uses thick pen strokes for a striking effect.
The letters h, m and n have a distinctive rounded shape. The descenders on g, j, p and y have a loop at the end and the S finishes with a thin curl – we like to think of it as a fairytale ending!
Curly calligraphy – a variation on italics, with more rounded shapes
A light style of italic lettering, with an overall curvy effect on the page, curly calligraphy is our own style and is wonderful for longer poems.
Tall letters (‘ascenders’) curve forwards, and the bowl (the round bit in an o or a d, for example) is more rounded than in normal italic calligraphy.