Now located in Belfast, Maine! Tel 207 338 1502 - Inksong offers a range of hand-lettered styles and prices to suit every occasion and budget. Using ink, gouache, watercolor, colored pencil, and gilding effects, I can create unique lettering and decorative elements on all kinds of paper - for invitations, envelopes, inscriptions, maps, certificates, poetry, and special signage. Please scroll down for lettering styles/prices and special projects - complete samples in attached PDFs or upon request: diane@inksong.com
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Inksong Styles & Prices
All styles are scalable to fit your envelopes. Please click on the PDF at left to download style and price information. If you don't see what you are looking for, please call or email me to discuss your needs!

1. COPPERPLATE  An elegant and graceful style, for use with the most formal events. Capitals (majuscules) can be simple or flourished* - ask to see samples! It is possible to adapt any lettering style to a particular type-face,  to harmonize the presentation. $3.75 for the set (inner and outer envelope); $3.25 for outer envelope only. Escort/placecards at $35/hour.
*Flourished copperplate such as Bickham Script $4.25 for the set , $3.75 for outer envelope only.

2. CASUAL COPPERPLATE
I learned this style from Mike Kecseg, master of the pointed pen in contemporary applications. Casual Copperplate has an airy grace that is very fresh and full of pizzazz! $3.75 per set (inner and outer envelope); $3.25 for outer envelope only. Menus and placecards by the hourly rate of $35.


3. CHANCERY CURSIVE  A classic Italic hand, exuding a quiet dignity. $3.00 for the set (inner and outer envelope); $2.75 for outer envelope only.  Escort/placecards, layout and design projects (any style) at the hourly rate of $35. 


4. POINTED PEN ITALIC  Another style that is infinitely variable in terms of weight,  degree of  letter incline, and spacing. Pointed Pen Italic has a casual feel, but like Copperplate, it uses pressure and release to create thicks and thins.  $2.75 per set (inner and outer envelope); $2.50 for outer envelope only. Escort/placecards by the hourly rate of $35.


5. CONTEMPORARY  Fresh and jaunty, this style can be used for more informal, upbeat events.  $2.75 per set (inner and outer envelope); $2.50 for outer envelope only. Escort/placecards by the hourly rate of $35.


6. ARCHITECTURAL  Derived from the early 20th century hand lettering seen in the "prairie style" architectural drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright, I've spiced it up on occasion by using colored pencils or watercolor to add shading to the counters (the white spaces within the letters), an effect which can be subtle or bold, monochromatic or full-spectrum.  $3.00 per set (inner and outer envelope); $2.75 for outer envelope only. Escort/placecards by the hourly rate of $35. 


7. UNCIAL  A jovial style that dates from the early Middle Ages, with strong Gaelic echoes.  $3.00 per set (inner and outer envelope); $2.75 for outer envelope only.  Escort/placecards by the hourly rate of $35.


8. CAROLINGIAN  This minuscule hand dates from the era of Charlemagne (9th century France). It was eminently readable then, and remains so.  $3.00 per set (inner and outer envelope); $2.75 for outer envelope only. Escort/placecards by the hourly rate of $35. 


Inksong Calligraphy Service is offered by Diane Oltarzewski, who served for many years as a Board member of the New York Society of Scribes. Please scroll down for commissioned projects, client list + testimonials (click on PDFs). For more information, please email diane@inksong.com
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Poems + Broadsides
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Academic Projects
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Map of Downeast Maine
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Invitations
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Historical Panel, Fordham
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Advice to the Couple
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CD Cover Designs
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Client List + Testimonials

What clients have to say about Inksong Calligraphy Service