As the leaves turn in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, we share a calligraphy adventure.
Shot during the highlight of the Summer season: Laconia Motorcycle Week.
 
We are happy to comply.

It's been a pleasure working on this Haggadah with Barbara Wolff, Izzy Pludwinsky and Rudy Wolff. This 21st century Haggadah was produced for Barbara Wolff's client, The Rose family. (A Haggadah is the service book used for the Passover Seder. It is a commandment to tell the story of the Passover every year.) Upon seeing the completed pages, Mrs. Roses said the Hagaddah should be exhibited in New York before it is bound. She is currently looking for a major New York museum to share this 21st century Haggadah with the world. We will keep you updated! For now here is an appetizer. Enjoy the film!

Each year college students from around the country come to The Cloisters to be summer interns. In addition to their docent duties, they receive training to give them a deeper understanding of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval collection. On July 1st they learned how to make illuminated letters using medieval materials. As she has for 17 years, Karen Gorst taught illumination to this year's summer interns. 

Medieval Illumination At The Cloisters good listeners
Karen Gorst teaches Medieval Illumination At The Cloisters
Karen Gorst teaches Medieval Illumination At The Cloisters

 

The Laconia Motorcycle Week has many surprises. This year a new Body Calligrapher rides to town.

In celebration of Laconia Motorcycle Week, The Gorst Studio presents "CalligraTats"a live performance by lettering artists Karen Gorst and Melissa McCarthy Tuesday, June 17th from 1 to 5pm and Friday June 20th, from 1pm to 5pm at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Downtown Laconia. Starting with lettering on live models, the public is invited to join the fun as brushes fly.

Laconia Motorcycle Week Calligraphy tattoo performance
Laconia Motorcycle Week Calligraphy tattoo performance

Tuesday, June 17th from 1 to 5pm and Friday June 20th, from 1pm to 5pm

The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Downtown Laconia.

Tattoos and bikers is not an unexpected combination; calligraphy and bikers is. In celebration of Laconia Motorcycle Week, The Gorst Studio presents "CalligraTats"a live performance by lettering artists Karen Gorst and Melissa McCarthy Tuesday, June 17th from 1 to 5pm and Friday June 20th, from 1pm to 5pm at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Downtown Laconia. Starting with lettering on live models, the public is invited to join the fun as brushes fly.Laconia Motorcycle Week Body calligraphy

Memorial: (noun) an object, place or day set aside to remember an important person, group of people or an  event, especially a war. 
Here at The Gorst Studio, we spent the day remembering- wars and invasions, friends and family who answered the call to serve and returned, those who died, those forever scarred by war, survivors of concentration camps and their families, ruthless leaders and the courageous few who resist them. 
Today, We Remember.

Your save-the-date card and the wedding invitation suite are the first glimpse invited guests have of your upcoming wedding. Like the first chords of a symphony, they set the tone for the wedding festivities. As we all know, first impressions are lasting impressions. Are there ways that you can include your wedding colors in your wedding invitation? Do you have a themed wedding? a destination wedding? What is the venue? Don't panic.

hand calligraphy wedding invitation
You would think that Typographers, Graphic Designers and Calligraphers speak the same language. One word means the same thing whether it refers to hand calligraphy samples or to typographic fonts. No. How about something more basic like what you write or print a wedding invitation, certificate or Ketubah onto? If only life were so easy...... However it helps to know who you are talking to, otherwise there may be a perfect storm of misunderstanding. 
 
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