The meaning of calligraphy is beautiful writing. It is an art to make elegant handwriting. Before the invention of printing press, calligraphy was used to write each page of handwritten books.
Did you know that calligraphy dates back to the Stone Age? Since man didn’t have letters to describe what he saw, he would draw pictures instead. Around 3600 B.C., the Egyptians developed hieroglyphics that we often see today in Egypt and museums around the world. The Phoenicians kicked it up a notch around 1000 B.C. and created the first alphabets and writing systems. They passed their skills on to the Greeks and the Romans adapted the writing to suit the Latin language. Latin was the official language of the early church and the monks used calligraphy because paper was so costly.
Calligraphy evolved over time and today, there are three type of calligraphy:
- Western or Roman
- Japanese or Chinese
Now that you have the history of calligraphy, we want to let you know of a fabulous calligrapher located in Sacramento name The Baum Creative. Ashley Baumgartner, who owns The Baum Creative says that she makes words and her client feel beautiful. Her calligraphy is simple and straightforward. It invokes emotion because the words matter to you, whether it is the invitation envelope to your wedding favors. Ashley creates art with her client in mind.
We have worked with The Baum Creative in the past and love how they are so keen on attention to detail. When we first approached The Baum Creative we told them that the colors of our event were shades of purple and lavender and that we wanted a softness that would work well with pearls. The Baum Creative not only surprised us with the exact color scheme we were looking for but also the elegant and eye popping design. We were extremely pleased with what we received and thank you Ashley! You knocked it out of the ballpark!!!