resistance calligraphy & indigo watercolor

Posted: April 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger | 1 Comment »


For a special client’s birthday dinner, I used resistance fluid to create these watercolor washed place cards on soft Arturo paper. Here’s a video of the indigo watercolor being applied — I found it mesmerizing!

paperfinger calligraphy : watercolor resistance from Bryn Chernoff on Vimeo.

blair & ron : long island city wedding

Posted: April 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, new york city, paperfinger, weddings | No Comments »



I came together with a team of some of my favorite peers for Blair and Ron’s wedding in Long Island City, Queens at the beautiful Metropolitan Building. DM Events designed and planned the affair, photos by Mel & Co., and sweets by Nine Cakes. Explore more photos at the gallery here.




on the desk this week : calligraphy transcription

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger, wedding gifts, weddings | Tags: | No Comments »


This lay drying on a spread of magazines in the studio this week. I feel grateful for the time I spend transcribing a poem like this — it’s the best way to meditate on the words, writing them slowly and carefully. The complete poem text by Maya Angelou is below.

Touched by an Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

-Maya Angelou

Visit the shop page for information on my transcription offering for poems, letters or any words of your choice, starts at $125.

new invitation for a wintry wedding shoot : featured on style me pretty

Posted: March 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »


Paperfinger contributed a new invitation design along with menus and place cards for a wintry wedding scene produced by Luxe Event Productions, shot by Hazelwood Photo and flowers by Swoon Floral Studio. Check out the full feature and gallery on Style Me Pretty.






Photography by Hazelwood Photo.


rush project : keeping me busy

Posted: March 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: paperfinger, press | 1 Comment »


A secret rush project for an exciting magazine has me zooming around this week! Desk = chaos.

design stamp sale : at one kings lane

Posted: February 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paperfinger, things | No Comments »

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For a little early spring cleaning, we’re offering some of our design stamps at brilliant discounts of around 40-45% through One Kings Lane today, ending Saturday. If you’re new to OKL, sign up through this link and receive $15 credit immediately!

celebrating : paperfinger’s birthday

Posted: February 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: paperfinger | No Comments »


Five years ago yesterday was the official launch of Paperfinger! Here are the early blog posts from that month plus the original napkin invitations that got the word out on 100 Layer Cake. I couldn’t be more grateful to have spent these last five years with Paperfinger by my side. To many more!

paperfinger : for darphin

Posted: February 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, lettering and fonts, paperfinger | 1 Comment »


I’ve been honored to do some calligraphy for the Parisian luxury skin and beauty line, Darphin. Here’s some images of the latest displays and advertisements we’ve done together that are currently on display in shops across the world.




happy love day : from paperfinger & the flamingos

Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, music, paperfinger | No Comments »


Sing along to one of my all time favorites by The Flamingos. After all, their motto is “Ambassadors of Romance,” !!!!!

sierra & michael’s wedding [part 4] : more good scenes

Posted: February 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: paperfinger, press, weddings | 1 Comment »







All photography by Jen Huang.