From elegant formal corporate events, to stunning and unique modern weddings, the studio has been a hive of wonderful lettering.

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  • I have a very soft spot for bright pink, and particularly for house exteriors. I once shared a hot pink front, a whole wall! #claphamjunction #londonliving #hotpink #pinkhouse #London #boldcolour #interiordesign #londoninteriors #Wandsworth
  • I’m very proud to be sharing this piece at this year’s @southlondonlettering exhibition. Featuring both English and Russian excerpts of Anna Akhmatova’s ‘Requiem’, I faced so many challenges to get to this point that my heart is beaming every time I see it. I don’t even have calligrapher’s cringe when I look at it. I just bloody love it. Drawing on the exhibition’s theme, Romance & Revolution, this piece features my very amateur Roman caps in black watercolour acting as a backdrop, or shroud, and Russian prose in blood red Copperplate script.You can check out the full details over on the blog ( Wins!// I challenged myself to add Cyrillic letters to my #copperplate script // I shook off my nerves and just bloody well painted some #romancapitals, Sinatra style (aka, my way) // I learned to cut mount board — you know, fancy angles and whatnot // My toddler didn’t rip it up and my newborn didn’t vom all over itExcerptI have woven you this wide shroud out of the humble words I overheard you use.Everywhere, forever and always,I will never forget one single thing.Even in new grief.Для них соткала я широкий покров Из бедных,у них же подслушанных слов.О них вспоминаю всегда и везде,О них не забуду и в новой беде // Huge thanks to Anton from @ufoblique, @tre.zen and @annayantsen. Don't tell me where I've messed up 😉.
  • Oh hi! I don't post a lot of action shots, but my gorgeous backdrop of The Residence @johnlewisretail yesterday is too sumptuous not to share. A wonderful day lettering on totes with @kirstenburkedesigns for @ted_baker #illustraTED #tedsinresidence. We'll be sharing more of what we got up to over on Kirsten's IG so be sure to follow over there too. X
  • Visit @johnlewisretail #oxfordstreet today for a free personalised tote from @kirstenburkedesigns with every @ted_baker purchase. I created this one for the lovely @emineibs at The Residence, Level 3.
  • Flourished #copperplate place settings in black on ivory. .....#eventcalligraphy #londoncalligrapher #calligraphy #script #flourish #lissongallery #ukevents #placesetting #oliveandreid #corporatecalligraphy #brandcalligraphy
  • Samples samples samples. Gold #calligraphy on #Khadipaper #canfordpaper and #archespaper.
  • Classic copperplate. Gold on Ivory......#calligraphy #weddinginspo #elegantwedding #finetec #keepitclassy #pointedpen #letteredwithlove #ukmade #londoncalligraphy #londoncalligrapher #ukweddings #vintage #vintagenibs #ukwsc
  • I made her a headband... I don't think she's going to love it. She doesn't seem to mind having a mop of hair all up in her eyes, so I shouldn't care either, but I love seeing her whole face with her hair swept back. She lets me clip it now and then (when it's wild on the swing, or if all her friends are doing it). I'll keep trying till it's not a half head fringe anymore. #mumlife

Kate Watson, Calligrapher

The art of words

I love using traditional and modern calligraphy, hand lettering and a dash of illustration to create personalised mementos. It’s a joy to work with a client’s brief, each so unique, to develop a creative concept that encapsulates something meaningful to them.

Mindful, methodical and precise, calligraphy is perfect antidote to the hurried and sometimes harried life swirling around us. A challenging and rewarding art, I love taking the time to focus and create stunning calligraphy to share.  

I’m a Croydon-based calligraphy and lettering artist and would love to bring the art of words to your brief from my South East London studio.

I am on the committee of the South London Lettering Association, and have worked with corporate clients including CartierAstley Clarke, and Solicitors Journal.

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From high-end fashion to television production, we’ve worked with corporate clients to create unique calligraphy.

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