ogilvy : signature wall

Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, lettering and fonts, places | No Comments »


Handpainted signature wall at Ogilvy offices by Graphic Fury. Fantastic!


david shrigley : tea set

Posted: February 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: design, lettering and fonts, things | No Comments »


Tea Set including tea pot, sugar bowl and milk jug, designed by David Shrigley. Made from English fine bone china, manufactured by Caverswall. ($218)

tanamachi studio : literary journal

Posted: February 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: books, design, lettering and fonts, paper, things | No Comments »


In the spirit of Valentine’s, this lined notebook ($13.50) from one of my very favorites, Tanamachi Studio.

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ha! : the i have no ideas mug

Posted: November 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, eats, lettering and fonts, things | 1 Comment »


Made me laugh. I Have No Ideas And I Hate Everything / I’m a Genius! Mug by Emily McDowell ($15 on Etsy).

calligraphy III with paperfinger : now on skillshare

Posted: July 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, lettering and fonts, paperfinger | No Comments »


The full three-part series is now live on Skillshare and it’s been really exciting to see the good feedback and projects that students are posting.

The third course in the series is Calligraphy III: Experimenting with Layouts, Surfaces, and Digitization and covers approaches and techniques for applying calligraphy to a wide range of projects.



Explore all three:
Calligraphy I: Writing in Classic Modern Script

Calligraphy II: Diversifying Your Script Styles

Calligraphy III: Experimenting with Layouts, Surfaces and Digitization

hello madeleine : baby announcements

Posted: July 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, kids, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger | No Comments »


I had the pleasure of creating custom hand-lettered baby announcements for sweet Madeleine, born this April. Beautifully printed by Nightingale Handmade.


paperfinger for skillshare : calligraphy class #1!

Posted: June 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, lettering and fonts, new york city, paperfinger, press | No Comments »

Calligraphy I: Writing in Classic Modern Script
An Online Skillshare Class by Bryn Chernoff

My first of three modern calligraphy courses for Skillshare is now live! Teaser above.

Calligraphy I: Writing in Classic Modern Script is a one-hour course, broken into 16 short video lessons, four project steps with a whole collection of worksheets and handy resources I created to help with your practice. The final project is to write a meaningful name, quotation, or passage in a simple calligraphy script. This enjoyable project is a perfect way to spend time with words you love, grow your calligraphy skills, and practice making artistic decisions in pursuit of beautiful handwriting.

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Skillshare says: “Transform your handwriting into beautiful script in this one-hour class with Brooklyn calligrapher Bryn Chernoff. Always welcoming and encouraging, she covers all the details aspiring calligraphers need to get started. From materials and setting up a workspace to basic shapes, line widths, movement, and connecting individual letters, this class is a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable guide. Plus, with 7 Skillshare-exclusive practice pages, a guide for straight lines, and countless inspiration photos, there’s no clearer introduction to the world of nibs, ink, and beautiful writing.

Coming Soon: Two more one-hour, project-based classes from Bryn Chernoff on the art of beautiful handwriting! Watch for Calligraphy II: Diversify Your Script Styles and Calligraphy III: Experiment with Layouts, Surfaces, and Digitization.”

Sign up via this referral link so that Skillshare knows I sent you and enjoy a one-month free trial membership! I’ll let you know when the next two courses are released.

** I’ve also created two special supply kits that are now available from my favorite supply source, John Neal Bookseller. There’s a perfect starter kit with all the basics for $20.99 or a more complete collection of inks, papers and supplies for $57.99. Both kits come at a discount for you when you buy those supplies all together. Exclusively for Paperfinger friends! Shop the supplies here.

cameron moll : brooklyn bridge poster

Posted: June 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: brooklyn, design, lettering and fonts, new york city, paper, places | No Comments »


Cameron Moll‘s letterpress masterpiece of type is not just a beautiful representation of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. “In the artwork, there’s a metric tonne of hidden text: names of the architect, engineers, and laborers that perished; shops and restaurants in Brooklyn; and other items with relation to the bridge…The time spent designing the artwork was more than 300 hours, but the time spent doing research—trips to Brooklyn, studying the bridge, selecting typefaces, thoroughly annotating The Great Bridge—is easily double or triple that amount.”

You may notice the typo in “Brooklyn” on the images — there’s a funny story to go along with that too. Check out his website dedicated to the project and explore options for purchase. Bravo Cameron!




(*via HOW Design)

typographic design : shun sasaki

Posted: April 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, lettering and fonts | No Comments »


Very cool work from Japanese graphic designer, Shun Sasaki.


(*via but does it float)

meanwhile, in san francisco : wendy macnaughton

Posted: March 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, illustration, lettering and fonts, places | No Comments »


Wendy MacNaughton is such a talent and her new book, Meanwhile, in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words looks to be a very special collection of illustrations and notations, capturing all the corners and characters of her home city — from the library to an intersection to a few moments with a city bus driver. Bravo!












(*via Brain Pickings; All images courtesy of Wendy MacNaughton/Chronicle Books)