When Katie and I first started talking about starting (the then nameless!) Freckle & Fair in earnest, one of the first things we did together was take a calligraphy class on Skillshare. Neither of us had ambitions of becoming professional wedding calligraphers or anything of the sort — it was more about learning together.
That's what this post, and in a lot of ways, this blog, is about. There's a lot of beautiful, amazing work out there. When you're trying to learn a new skill (Katie's a photographer by trade and I'm a graphic designer), it's easy to get overwhelmed and hard to know where to start. But continuing to learn and try new things is pretty amazingly rewarding, even if you don't feel like a pro right away.
Over the course of the past year or so, we've built up quite a few resources that are friendly for the non-pro. Our hope is that this primer can provide you with all the resources you need to get your feet wet in the world of calligraphy and lettering. There's a lot out there, and the best way to find out what you like is to experiment and find what sticks for you.
The images you see in this post aren't perfectly polished Instagrams — they're pages torn from our sketchbooks. In a world where everything seems like a final product, I think it's helpful to see process work once in a while. Come learn with us!