Chiara Perano

Nib + Ink
  • Nib + Ink

  • The original, authentic and bestselling guide to modern calligraphy from Chiara Perano, founder of the pioneering and unparalleled calligraphy studio Lamplighter London.

    Play with type, get creative with letterforms and fall in love with handwriting again. Taking you letter by letter through the modern calligraphy basics, Nib + Ink includes …

    The four essential pieces of equipment and how to use them
    Mark making drills and shapes
    A modern calligraphy alphabet with a variation of styles to practise with
    Guidance on joining letters, spacing and pacing
    ­How to create flourishes, finishes and decoration
    Simple projects from chalkboards and framed quotes to setting an envelope
    Stationery ideas for weddings, parties and table settings
    Troubleshooting tips, FAQs, stockists and resources

    With this beautiful and immersive workbook and journal, discover exciting, creative and interesting ways to personalise your stationery, add a flourish to your correspondence and develop your own unique style of modern calligraphy.

Chiara Perano pioneered the modern calligraphy trend and is widely regarded as the go-to expert and master of the art. Chiara is the founder of Lamplighter London studio, which specialises in modern and decorative calligraphy and illustration. She spends her days creating digital and hand drawn lettering and design for private and commercial clients, for use on stationery, installations, advertising and events. Lamplighter London also host stylish modern calligraphy workshops suited to type lovers and newbies alike. @lamplighterlondon #nibandinkbook