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!


April 7 – June 27, 2014

The 28th Annual Juried Exhibition
at the R.R. Donnelley Gallery, Newberry Library

60 W. Walton, Chicago, Illinois


Artists’ Reception: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11 am – 3 pm, in Ruggles Hall

All are welcome to join us!

Demonstrations: 11am – 1pm
1pm – Presentation by Stephen Woodall, Director of Columbia College’s
Center for the Book and Paper Arts
Awards presentation to follow





Wonderful Workshops Coming Up!  Click HERE For Details!

For Chicago-area calligraphy classes, please click here.


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