The last few months have been a whirlwind. To my everlasting shame, I have not created a proper post to this blog in a few weeks. I am determined to return to regular blogging with regard to my work with calligraphy and glass engraving for wine, spirit and fragrance companies.
The ultra-concise video above is from an onsite calligraphy wine bottle engraving event here in Houston for Josh Cellars. On this one, it was simply the name “Brittany”. I decided to use an alternate version of a Spencerian B on this one. I love this B as upon inspection, it is a tricky one. The left side of the shade on the stem of the B is a normal shade while the right side is kept straight with the upper portion of the line. When using a calligraphy nib, you are required to manipulate the tines such that the left side of the tine pushes to the left while the right side remains straight. I truly love that B. While engraving, it’s a slightly different story.
When it comes to wine and spirit bottle engraving, I love that clients have embraced the idea of personalizing the gifts that they bestow upon their loved ones. Even long ago, providing an embroidered item was a show of prestige as having something personalized was far from provincial. It still strikes a chord with those that receive gifts in our modern age.
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