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Founding Documents and more:
Washington Calligraphers Guild Projects:
  • The Graceful Envelope Contest: WCG sponsors this popular annual competition of envelope art, now in its 29th year.

  • Meet Our WCG Members: Calligraphic achievements of some of our professional and amateur members, including the White House calligraphers.

  • CalligraFest, our fall calligraphy fair, was held on Saturdays nine times between 1999 and 2010 in Northern Virginia.

  • Baby Elephant Walk: WCG's entry was selected to be among the 200 hand-painted donkey and elephant statues on display in every part of Washington DC in 2002. Our elephant took viewers on a walk through Washington's sites, whose names were lettered in a variety of styles and colors by three members.​

  • WCG hosted Letterforum 2006, the 26th international gathering of lettering artists, at James Madison U, Harrisonburg, VA. Previously, WCG produced Letterforums in 1988 at Marymount in VA and in 1995 at St. Mary's College MD.
    Letterforum logo by Julian Waters.

  • Below: WCG produced a video about the Guild in 2006:

Baby Elephant Walk
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