Illuminated Letters

 “For designers, the rigidity of the alphabet presents a never-ending artistic challenge: How do you do something new and still preserve the letters’ essential forms?  -Virginia Postrel

The art of illuminated lettering has been appreciated by many since the Middle Ages. Each letter is created in a modern style reminiscent of the ones created by monks in the monasteries of the 13th-16th centuries. Our illuminated letters are created by embossing the image onto watercolor paper and painting them with gouache or standard watercolor paints, using very fine paint brushes. We create artwork that we hope will honor this truly unique artform. Enjoy this letter, it was lovingly created for your enjoyment or gifting. (Font used with permission from Merenthe/Lime Blossom)