Appointed : Beautiful, American-Made Desktop Products

Appointed : Beautiful, American-Made Stationery

Beauty and functionality need not be at odds with each other, and this is exemplified by Appointed, the new line of desktop paper goods by Suann Song, whose work I’ve long admired.

Appointed is a years-long dream in the making, and the result is an entire suite of thoughtfully designed, beautiful, and 100-percent American made desktop products that include their signature product, the notebook. Funds raised from a just launched Kickstarter campaign will support the building of the Appointed brand and will put their signature product into production.

I look forward to seeing what’s to come for Appointed, whose products are pitch-perfect right down to the last detail.

Appointed : The Notebook

Appointed Desktop Goods

Appointed Desktop Goods

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Last Day to Win a Hand Lettering Class from CreativeLive!

Chalk Lettering Class by Annica Lydenberg for CreativeLive

Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter the online hand lettering class giveaway that I’ve got going on with CreativeLive!

You can check out all of the giveaway details right here, and it’s open for entries until midnight eastern tonight. I’m lovin’ all of the great entries that have come in so far, and I hope to see yours, too!

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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
Alexandra SnowdonAlexandra Snowdon
Alissa MazzengaAlissa Mazzenga
Andreas M HansenAndreas M Hansen
Andy LethbridgeAndy Lethbridge
Annica LydenbergAnnica Lydenberg
Anthony HosAnthony Hos
Ashley Buzzy McHughAshley Buzzy McHugh
Bob EwingBob Ewing
Bryan Patrick ToddBryan Patrick Todd
Caitlin BristowCaitlin Bristow
Charmaine Al-MulaifiCharmaine Al-Mulaifi
Chelsea PetajaChelsea Petaja
Chris PiascikChris Piascik
Cymone WilderCymone Wilder
Dan CassaroDan Cassaro
Dana TanamachiDana Tanamachi
David SandenDavid Sanden
Drew MeltonDrew Melton
Eliza CerdeirosEliza Cerdeiros
Emily Poe-CrawfordEmily Poe-Crawford
Emily VanHoffEmily VanHoff
Erik MarinovichErik Marinovich
Eva BlackEva Black
Frances MacLeodFrances MacLeod
Ged PalmerGed Palmer
Ian BarnardIan Barnard
Jamal M AzizJamal M Aziz
Jason VandenbergJason Vandenberg
Jay RoederJay Roeder
Jennet LiawJennet Liaw
Jill De HaanJill De Haan
Jill HowarthJill Howarth
João Neves João Neves
Joseph AlessioJoseph Alessio
Joy KelleyJoy Kelley
Julie SongJulie Song
Kal BarteskiKal Barteski
Ken BarberKen Barber
Laura Hooper-LeaderLaura Hooper-Leader
Lauren HomLauren Hom
Lauren SaylorLauren Saylor
Lindsay SherbondyLindsay Sherbondy
Luke ChoiceLuke Choice
Maia ThenMaia Then
Mary Kate McDevittMary Kate McDevitt
Mateusz WitczakMateusz Witczak
Matt VergotisMatt Vergotis
Matthew Taylor WilsonMatthew Taylor Wilson
Max PirskyMax Pirsky
Maybelle ImasaMaybelle Imasa
Melissa EsplinMelissa Esplin
Minna SoMinna So
Molly JacquesMolly Jacques
Molly Suber ThorpeMolly Suber Thorpe
Nathan YoderNathan Yoder
Neil SecretarioNeil Secretario
Nicolas FredricksonNicolas Fredrickson
Nicole HanceNicole Hance
Olga VasikOlga Vasik
Paul von ExcitePaul von Excite
Raul AlejandroRaul Alejandro
Reiko HirataReiko Hirata
Ricardo GonzalezRicardo Gonzalez
Rob ClarkeRob Clarke
Rob DraperRob Draper
Ryan HamrickRyan Hamrick
Sabine PickSabine Pick
Scott BiersackScott Biersack
Sean McCabeSean McCabe
Sean TulgetskeSean Tulgetske
Sergey ShapiroSergey Shapiro
Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
Stephanie FishwickStephanie Fishwick
Thiago BellottiThiago Bellotti
Tim BontanTim Bontan
Winston ScullyWinston Scully
Zachary SmithZachary Smith

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