Welcome to the Chicago Calligraphy Collective—an organization actively engaging in the study, pursuit and enjoyment of this dynamic art of letterforms!


As calligraphers what we love are letters of all kinds; white space; text; the process; ink; gouache; brushes; pens of all sorts—although some you love and some you hate—coke pens and funky tools; paper—yeah, paper, especially handmade paper; watching the ink flow onto the page; sticks and cracks in the sidewalk, and things that look like letters; graffiti; kid’s writing; old handwritten letters; handwriting. We love the smell of sumi; the feel of paper; the sound of a pen on both the down and the upstrokes. We also appreciate the community, as we share new and old information; classes; conferences; blogs; twitters; cool websites; board meetings; and most of all, play dates!



*Logo by Lisa LeBlanc

We are now accepting entries for the 31st Annual Juried Exhibition at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Click here for details.



CCC All Members’ Show 2016

December 1- December 31

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

500 North Dunton Avenue

Arlington Heights, IL



Call for Artists — No Time to Waste

The Irish American Heritage Center* has invited us to participate in their annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, December 4, from 9am to 3pm. We’ve reserved a table to sell the wonderful art our CCC members have created: notecards, framed or unframed pieces, or whatever you have. It does not have to be holiday themed. We’ll be doing quick demos for passersby to build interest in our workshops and our guild.

Sign up to show off your crazy good lettering talents and to show your appreciation for the IAHC’s generosity to us. Contact Bernie Ryan at rec.secretary@chicagocalligraphy.org as soon as possible. We ask that all sellers donate 20% of their sales to the CCC.

*IAHC is at 4626 N Knox Ave. in Chicago


Wonderful Workshops Coming Up!  Click HERE For Details!


For Chicago-area calligraphy classes, please click here.




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