(Closed) What is a good font or site for calligraphy?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think the Burgues Script font is one of the most beautiful font out there.  It really resembles hand calligraphy. I’ll probably be purchasing it for my invites for this reason. You can buy it for $99 from Veer.com. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I poked around the internet for a bit, but didn’t find a whole lot that was useful.  If you’re handy you can simply copy a font, but that was beyond my abilities.  I needed to buy a book instead in order to get decent instruction.  Once I had the right materials, learning calligraphy was easy — just takes lots of practice.  The book I got was "Learn Calligraphy" by Margaret Shepherd and it was helpful for a beginner, but only has a few font styles (roman, celtic, gothic, bookhand, and italic).  It’s just a few bucks though, so what the heck.  Have fun!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

dafont.com has TONS

Post # 6
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

A reader a month or two ago (or maybe it was in a knottie bio?) posted that she really wanted handwritten calligraphy for her invite envelopes, but to save money, she printed them on her computer in a fancy script, with the "blackness" (darkness of the ink?) set to something like 10%, and then traced over the font with a high quality pen- and that it looked like calligraphy! I might try this, as I am NOT all that handy and don’t have the money for a calligrapher!

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