WCG logo by Sheila WatersFounded in 1976, the Washington Calligraphers Guild is a nonprofit organization of 550 U.S. and international lettering artists of all skill levels, from professional scribes to enthusiastic beginners and non-calligraphers who appreciate the lettering and book arts.

CALL FOR ENTRIES!
2015 Graceful Envelope Contest
"There's No Place Like Home"
Deadline: March 30

 


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area
Exhibits

Freelance calligraphers ~ Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest ~ Call for Entries
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
Library
Links to websites of interest
Meetings
Membership information ~ How to join
Merchandise
~ Calendars, decals, clocks reduced
Scholarships

Scripsit
Workshops

Graceful Envelope Magazine

The Fall 2014 Scripsit, devoted to the Graceful Envelope Contest, features color reproductions of 141 selected winning envelopes from 2009 through 2014. Creative inspiration and eye candy!

> How to order
> List of artists in this issue

 
 

Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazineThe word calligraphy comes from the Greek kalli meaning beautiful and graphia referring to writing, and calligraphers today still emulate the elegant letterforms of scribes throughout the centuries. Even in an age of computer-generated type, this ancient craft is flourishing, but it is also evolving. Calligraphy is now a respected visual art, the creative expression of the written word.

 
 

View the 2014 Graceful Envelope Contest winners!

(2014 entry at left by Carol DuBosch)


 

E-mail the Guild

Last updated on January 15, 2015 by the Washington Calligraphers Guild
P.O. Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116

WCG logo at top and "Calligraphy" above by Sheila Waters. The "abcxyz" artwork displayed along the left side of every page of this website is © Charlie Hughes.

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