123 2012 February | Delicate Pen

Happy Valentine’s Day

BY jane, ON Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Delicate Pen! Here are a few images to get you in the spirit!

My favorite postcard from my vintage collection. A cherub with her “Delicate Pen.”

Some wonderfully creative lettering.  The  image is from my acquaintance on Instagram. @nrichardsen from Norway. @delicatepen thanks you, Nina, for permission to post the photo!

Photo:©Nina Richardsen

I have been waiting since June to share this photo on a romantic occasion.  While at the LIMA show last June, the Anheuser Busch stately horses clip-clopped in the Mandalay Bay convention center one day, bringing the trade show floor to a magnificent  halt. These two are obviously sweethearts.

Have a wonderful day!

A Delicate Pen Wedding

BY jane, ON Monday, February 6, 2012

Every so often one of our brides indulges me, by giving me permission to post photos of their wedding. Such is the case with Jocelyn and Ryan.  This lovely couple contacted me about calligraphing the many mirrors at their wedding venue, 632 Hudson in New York City.

I met Jocelyn at the venue weeks ahead of the big day to scope out the lay of the land, measure the mirrors and access how much time I would need to letter them on Wedding Day. I was enchanted by the venue and its many nooks and crannies, and thus, my creative juices starting flowing about where and how to enhance this intimate event with the flourishes of my pens. They gave me full artistic license within the guideline of using a palette of white for much of the lettering, with accents of the vibrant colors of peacock feathers, which were a recurring theme of the wedding.

At first glance, I realized this fish tank was the perfect opportunity for some circular lettering!

The ceremony’s program was lettered on the mirror at the base of a grand staircase.

Here is a close up of the base of the mirror where I saw the possibility for a little romantic accent!

One of two powder room mirrors which received adornments.

The large mirror in the dining area was great fun to letter, with so much space. I lettered it sparingly, however, so that the reflection of the evening’s events were the main focus.

The entrance mirror was not on the original plan, but I couldn’t resist the chance to letter the word “Love.”

This is just a teaser for our next post in a few days where you will see the glorious bride and the dashing groom!

Photos: First and Third Photos © Yun Gen Yang Photography.  All other photos © Jane Labanz.

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