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Ever wanted to have your name or favorite saying written in old-style calligraphy? Now is your chance! Help revive this art form!
103 backers pledged $3,815 to help bring this project to life.
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Overview

What would you say if just by contributing to this project you could not only help raise awareness of a fading art form, but also get a cool piece to show to your friends or give as a gift? I am trying to bring back the art of illuminated lettering by spreading the words (pun intended).

What is illuminated lettering and calligraphy?

If you have ever seen old (and I mean really old) documents that have one or two letters that are big and have pretty artwork around them, you have seen samples of illuminated letters (if you haven't, no worries, just check out this link: http://tinyurl.com/3jh8r8p). Each of the pieces you will receive from your funding will have at least one illuminated letter. Calligraphy is the fancy writing you see on things like wedding invitations and will be all of the text that is not the illuminated letters.

The entire process is done completely by hand, so you will not be getting a computer printout. I use real dip ink pens and high quality paint and gilding supplies to make the letters. 

The Funding

All of the funding for this will go to the materials needed to make the pieces. This includes: paper, ink, nibs, paint, gilding materials and postage for the final products. 

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    You will get to pick one name or word and have it written in calligraphy with one illuminated letter in color.

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    For your generous donation you will get to pick a full name (first, middle and last) or a three word phrase and have it written in calligraphy with two illuminated letters in color.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    For this amazing donation you will get to pick up to 10 words (this can be a bit flexible) and have it written in calligraphy with 2 illuminated letters in color AND you will have input on the art that goes into the illuminated letters.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    For this amazing donation you will get to pick up to 20 words (this can be a bit flexible) and have it written in calligraphy with 3 illuminated letters in color AND you will have input on the art that goes into the illuminated letters.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    For this amazing donation you will get to pick up to 30 words (this can be a bit flexible) and have it written in calligraphy with 4 illuminated letters in color AND you will have input on the art that goes into the illuminated letters. In Addition to that, it will also be framed.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Wow you are wonderful! And you will get to choose up to 50 words with 4 illuminated letters in color and gilded in either gold or silver, you will have input on the art that goes into the letters AND the page will have either a background or margin illustration (your choice). It will also be framed.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You are awesome! And you will get to choose an entire page with 6 illuminated letters in color and gilded in either gold or silver, you will have input on the art that goes into the letters AND the page will have either a background or margin illustration (your choice). It will also be framed.

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