Calligraphy

Certificate of Recognition

I was approached by G&G to craft two original calligraphy certificates to commend long time trustees on their many decades of service.

Sticking to a relatively traditional layout, I used a roman-ized uncial hand for the main text, and listed the accomplishments in a flourished italic.

Small details were added in 23k gold leaf for added sparkle and visual interest.


Client: G&G

Calligraphy Style Uncial and Italic

Materials: black and blue ink on Arches Text Wove, 23k gold leaf

Custom Certificate of Recognition in uncial and italic calligraphy | design and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com
 
G&G custom calligraphy Certificate of Recognition | design and calligraphy by www.chavelli.com
Custom Certificate of Recognition in uncial and italic calligraphy | design and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com
 
I worked with Chavelli for two completely custom citations to commend trustees for a long history of service. The final pieces exceeded our expectations (and the trustees when they received them were beyond words—it was very special). The process and experience of working together was incredibly smooth from the first email.

Chavelli was able to get a real grasp of the personality of our group (which was quite traditional), and brought her own touch to it as well, in calligraphic style as I knew she would but also historical reference and smart organization of quite lengthy content. I couldn’t recommend her enough!
— Maggie Putnam, Boston