Designer Loves : Antiquaria Modern Calligraphy

One of my most-loved resolutions this year was to write more beautifully packaged, calligraphed letters.

I love to write, love to send little hellos, & most of all, love the design of the letterforms, envelope, & stamp combinations – is that the crazy designer in me? Yep, I’m mesmerized by calligraphy & was just recently overjoyed to find that my hand-written world will be forever changed. Enter, Antiquaria Design Studio. A beautiful collective that is dedicated to fine stationery, modern calligraphy, & beautifully designed tutorials stroke by stroke. In other words, the exact resource I’ve been dreaming of during my swashy-letter excursion. Speaking of which, here’s their post on getting started with calligraphy »


Below you’ll find a beautiful video of these lowercase letterforms being calligraphed by one of the founders. Isn’t this stunnnnnning? Check out their blog for more details and tutorials. They’re currently cycling through capital letters!


If you’re in love with them (as much as I am) by this point in the post, check out their shop for calligraphy supplies, stationery, & more. Enjoy & cheers!



I have a wiiilllld passion for stationery. I collect shelves full of journals, scraps of handmade paper, and letter press misprints galore! These four paperies are some of my most recent loves for notebooks, gifts, cards, and more….


Rifle Paper Co. for beautiful, whimsical pieces full of joy & lots of love for animals »


Papier Tigre, for hip geometric overload »


Sugar Paper for the golds, simple styles, and class »


And of course, 1973 – foil letterpress geniuses with a great sense of humor »