A Visual Recap: Modern Calligraphy for Beginners at Workshop Chicago

I had such a wonderful time teaching Modern Calligraphy for Beginners a couple of Saturdays ago at Workshop Chicago- a beautiful, brick and timber loft downtown, available for co-working, meetings, and events. My sister, Aimee Mazzenga, did a fantastic job documenting our 2 and a half hour class, and generous people of Workshop were nothing but wonderful hosts. Here's a peek into our afternoon-

Thank you to all of the lovely ladies who attended- I so enjoyed meeting each of you. Cannot wait for our next Feast workshop! xo, Alissa

Spring Soiree at SOHO House Chicago | Hosted by Fullosophie

You know you've been a part of a memorable event when the photography from the day (by the talented Katie Kett) is just too overwhelming to blog- how do I choose what to share?! It was such a privilege to work with Fullosophie and teaching a beginner's calligraphy workshop, alongside of floral design from The Foxglove Studio and drink tastings from Zach Brown of MiniBar Delivery.

What a lovely afternoon this was in such a beautiful space- many thanks to SOHO House Chicago for the incredible food, and to all who attended! 

Introducing a new hand-calligraphed font: Feast!

This week was such a momentous one, with the release of our new hand-calligraphed font, appropriately named "Feast"!

A brief history on this new endeavor and the release of "Feast":

It was last year that lettering artist Molly Jacques reached out to inquire about font development. Molly has been prolific in the creation of several very popular hand-calligraphed and hand-lettered fonts over the past couple of years. It was such an honor to join her and Dathan Boardman in this pursuit, and be welcomed as a designer in their font foundry, Great Lakes Lettering.

While font development was a unknown experience at that time, it was one that I was so eager to venture into. I was so excited to have the opportunity to make this replica of my signature calligraphy style available to the world, especially for use on every day and less than completely hand-crafted, custom projects.

Myself, as well as the whole GLL team looks forward to seeing how this font will be used. Don't forget to hashtag #gllfonts when you use and post photos of creative work involving "Feast"! We can't wait to see what you will create!

You can purchase Feast before it goes live anywhere else HERE on Molly's website!