80 Calligraphers and Hand Lettering Artists to Follow on Instagram

One thing that I’ve discovered since starting to get more active on Instagram last month is that there is an endless supply of visual inspiration, particularly when it comes to hand lettering. You know I love that.

In celebration of hand lettering week here on Paper Crave, I’ve put together a list of 80 awesome calligraphers and hand lettering artists to follow. This list is by no means exhaustive, but if you follow these uber talented peeps, oodles of gorgeous hand lettering, illustration, and other pretty things will greet you each time that you pop on to Instagram. And who doesn’t want that?!

Alán GuzmánAlán Guzmán
@zhompi
Alexandra SnowdonAlexandra Snowdon
@alexandrasnowdon
Alissa MazzengaAlissa Mazzenga
@feasting
Andreas M HansenAndreas M Hansen
@andreasmhansen
Andy LethbridgeAndy Lethbridge
@handtype
Annica LydenbergAnnica Lydenberg
@dirtybandits
Anthony HosAnthony Hos
@anthonyjhos
Ashley Buzzy McHughAshley Buzzy McHugh
@arbuzzy
Bob EwingBob Ewing
@bobewing_
Bryan Patrick ToddBryan Patrick Todd
@bryantodd
Caitlin BristowCaitlin Bristow
@letteredlife
Charmaine Al-MulaifiCharmaine Al-Mulaifi
@everlycalligraphy
Chelsea PetajaChelsea Petaja
@chelseapetaja
Chris PiascikChris Piascik
@chrispiascik
Cymone WilderCymone Wilder
@simonandmoose
Dan CassaroDan Cassaro
@dancassaro
Dana TanamachiDana Tanamachi
@Dana_Tanamachi
David SandenDavid Sanden
@davidsanden_
Drew MeltonDrew Melton
@drewmelton
Eliza CerdeirosEliza Cerdeiros
@ecerdeiros
Emily Poe-CrawfordEmily Poe-Crawford
@emdashpaperco
Emily VanHoffEmily VanHoff
@emilyvanhoff
Erik MarinovichErik Marinovich
@erikmarinovich
Eva BlackEva Black
@evablack_
Frances MacLeodFrances MacLeod
@francesblank
Ged PalmerGed Palmer
@gedpalmer
Ian BarnardIan Barnard
@ianbarnard
Jamal M AzizJamal M Aziz
@lapantigatiga
Jason VandenbergJason Vandenberg
@jason_vandenberg
Jay RoederJay Roeder
@jayroeder
Jennet LiawJennet Liaw
@jennetliaw
Jill De HaanJill De Haan
@jill_dehaan
Jill HowarthJill Howarth
@zippyboro
João Neves João Neves
@nevesman
Joseph AlessioJoseph Alessio
@alessio_joseph
Joy KelleyJoy Kelley
@howjoyful
Julie SongJulie Song
@juliesongink
Kal BarteskiKal Barteski
@kalbarteski
Ken BarberKen Barber
@typelettering
Laura Hooper-LeaderLaura Hooper-Leader
@lhcalligraphy
Lauren HomLauren Hom
@homsweethom
Lauren SaylorLauren Saylor
@afabulousfete
Lindsay SherbondyLindsay Sherbondy
@lindsay_letters
Luke ChoiceLuke Choice
@velvetspectrum
Maia ThenMaia Then
@magicmaia
Mary Kate McDevittMary Kate McDevitt
@MaryKateMcDevitt
Mateusz WitczakMateusz Witczak
@mateuszwitczakdesigns
Matt VergotisMatt Vergotis
@mattvergotis
Matthew Taylor WilsonMatthew Taylor Wilson
@thewellkeptthing
Max PirskyMax Pirsky
@maxpirsky
Maybelle ImasaMaybelle Imasa
@maybelleimasa
Melissa EsplinMelissa Esplin
@melissapher
Minna SoMinna So
@minna_so
Molly JacquesMolly Jacques
@mollyjacques
Molly Suber ThorpeMolly Suber Thorpe
@plurabellemolly
Nathan YoderNathan Yoder
@nathanyoder
Neil SecretarioNeil Secretario
@neilsecretario
Nicolas FredricksonNicolas Fredrickson
@nick_fred
Nicole HanceNicole Hance
@westsheridan
Olga VasikOlga Vasik
@olgavasik
Paul von ExcitePaul von Excite
@paulvonexcite
Raul AlejandroRaul Alejandro
@draw_ul
Reiko HirataReiko Hirata
@reikohrt
Ricardo GonzalezRicardo Gonzalez
@itsaliving
Rob ClarkeRob Clarke
@robclarke
Rob DraperRob Draper
@robdraper1
Ryan HamrickRyan Hamrick
@hamrick
Sabine PickSabine Pick
@sabinepick
Scott BiersackScott Biersack
@youbringfire
Sean McCabeSean McCabe
@seanwes
Sean TulgetskeSean Tulgetske
@seantulgetske
Sergey ShapiroSergey Shapiro
@sergeyshapiro
Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
@shaunaparmesan
Stephanie FishwickStephanie Fishwick
@stephaniefishwick
Thiago BellottiThiago Bellotti
@thibellotti
Tim BontanTim Bontan
@bijdevleet
Winston ScullyWinston Scully
@wscully
Zachary SmithZachary Smith
@zacharysmithh

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5 Must See Shops for Hand Lettered Paper Goods

There are so many wonderful, hand lettered paper goods on the market right now, and these five shops are an absolute must see if you’re in search of super cool, hand lettered stationery, art prints, and other paper goodies. Be sure to check ’em out!

I’ll be sharing more of my hand lettered favorites over on Instagram this week, so be sure to hop over there and have a gander at even more hand lettered awesomeness.

Must See Shops for Hand Lettered Paper Goods

1. Moglea blends lovely hand lettering with bold, abstract backgrounds and dip dyed elements for a look that’s so chic and modern.

2. Ladyfingers Letterpress combines hella humorous sentiments with wonderful hand lettering and illustration to create greeting cards that will be the delight of anyone with a sweet and silly side.

3. Wit & Whistle specializes in creating fun, illustrated designs with a touch of whimsy, a witty edge and, of course, gobs of great lettering.

4. One Canoe Two mixes painterly illustrations and hand drawn silhouettes with fantastic lettering to make greeting cards, calendars, and art prints that are inventive and clever.

5. Emily McDowell tells it like it is with a line of paper goods that range from sweet to snarky to laugh out loud hilarious.

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Hand Lettered Letterpress Collateral from Draw & Explore

Draw & Explore Hand Lettered Letterpress Business Cards

I love it when gorgeous, hand lettered paper goodies pop up in my inbox, and these wonderful collateral pieces from draw & explore made my heart skip a beat.

What began as a way for designer and owner Lyn Tran to record her hand lettering journey as she traveled the globe in search of inspiration has, over the past three years, transformed into the Melbourne, Australia-based design studio, draw & explore, which specializes in creating gorgeous and unique hand lettering for weddings, special events, and custom projects.

Draw & Explore Hand Lettered Letterpress Business Cards

This awesome, letterpress printed collateral for draw & explore’s virtual launch party, printed on scrumptious 100% Cotton Savoy cardstock and letterpress printed by Darling Press, showcases Lyn’s incredible hand lettering abilities. I am loving the mix of different lettering styles, and these business cards and invitations – the color, the lettering – so beautiful!

Head over to draw & explore to find out more about what services they offer and to see more of their totally craveable, hand lettered projects.

Hand Lettered Paper Party Letterpress Invitations | Draw & Explore (printing by Darling Press)

Hand Lettered Invitations | Draw & Explore

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