marisa darabi | inkyletters
lettering & Illustration
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Calligraphy

Throughout the years I have worked with traditional pen and ink calligraphy to create a variety of pieces and gifts for events, individuals, and businesses alike. I love working with colors, papers, and styles to create memorable, functional, and personal works of art.

 I was commissioned to create this beautiful gift: a custom book filled with wedding vows, speeches, and officiant’s comments for a pair of newlyweds.

I was commissioned to create this beautiful gift: a custom book filled with wedding vows, speeches, and officiant’s comments for a pair of newlyweds.

 Wedding invitation envelope calligraphy. The couple requested a sophisticated yet whimsical style.

Wedding invitation envelope calligraphy. The couple requested a sophisticated yet whimsical style.

 Wedding invitation calligraphy. A simple, monoline style which felt personal while maintaining elegance.

Wedding invitation calligraphy. A simple, monoline style which felt personal while maintaining elegance.

 Love letter calligraphy. I used a beautiful blue and gold ink on an onion-skin, cream-colored paper to exaggerate the intimacy and beauty of the message.

Love letter calligraphy. I used a beautiful blue and gold ink on an onion-skin, cream-colored paper to exaggerate the intimacy and beauty of the message.

 I was commissioned to create two pieces of 8x10 wall art featuring poetry by JRR Tolkein.

I was commissioned to create two pieces of 8x10 wall art featuring poetry by JRR Tolkein.

  I used plenty of flourishes to echo the fantastical nature of the poems.

I used plenty of flourishes to echo the fantastical nature of the poems.

 I recreated Tolkein’s signature seal at the bottom using gold ink.

I recreated Tolkein’s signature seal at the bottom using gold ink.

 A place card for a wedding. The bride and groom requested a more elegant and traditional style.

A place card for a wedding. The bride and groom requested a more elegant and traditional style.

 In contrast, another couple requested a more playful style for their place cards.

In contrast, another couple requested a more playful style for their place cards.