WCG logo by Sheila Waters
Founded in 1976, the Washington Calligraphers Guild is a nonprofit organization of more than 500 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.

Illuminated letter by Lubna Zahid


About the Washington Calligraphers Guild
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area
Freelance calligraphers ~ Hire a lettering artist
Graceful Envelope Contest ~ Enter the 2020 contest!
History of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
Links to websites of interest
Meetings ~ Next program in February
Membership information ~ How to join or renew
Scholarships ~ The Zapf Education Fund
Scripsit ~ WCG's journal
Workshops ~ REGISTRATION OPEN for 2020 Workshops!

25 Years of
Graceful Envelopes

The Fall 2019 Scripsit celebrates many of the envelope masterpieces selected as Graceful Envelope Contest winners since the contest's inception 25 years ago. Enjoy 270 Graceful Envelopes by 147 lettering artists in 48 full-color pages

WCG members should have received their copies. Not a member? How to join.
How to order as a nonmember


Stephen Rapp






Style: Stephen Rapp

Write Thing: Luca Barcellona

Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazineE-mail the Guild

Last updated Dec.11, 2019 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 by Charlie Hughes and © Washington Calligraphers Guild.

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