A little more free and flowing than standard copperplate calligraphy, this lettering style is one of my favourites!
Although I have always loved Weathergrams, this was the first time I created any myself. They were developed in the mid-1920s by Lloyd Reynolds, who taught writing and calligraphy at Reed College near Portland, and were meant to be written on brown paper (mine came via Trader Joe’s shopping bags) and hung in a tree, to be exposed to the rain and elements, and to gently weather. These eventually went to France, and so I don’t exactly know what has happened to them, but I had a chance to snap some shots of them before they made their journey.
A quick note of thanks to Maddy Hague of The Inspired Bride is the first order of business today. Maddy posted some kind words about my work on her lovely wedding site, along with this colourful image she made of some black and white samples of hand lettering I sent over last week. Thank you Maddy!