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 Mary Zabrin

The 30th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective

at the Newberry Library

60 W. Walton St., Chicago, Illinois

April 4 – June 24, 2016

Artists’ Reception Saturday, April 9, 2016 • 11 am – 3 pm


Wonderful Workshops Coming Up!  Click HERE For Details!


For Chicago-area calligraphy classes, please click here.




The 67th Annual IAMPETH Convention

July 11-16, 2016
Portland, OR

A Show of Hands
35th Annual Calligraphy Conference
June 25 – July 2, 2016
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, North Carolina











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