Des Meade - Calligrapher

Traditional broad-nib and pointed-pen bespoke calligraphy

Beautiful Hand Scribed Calligraphy

As a professional calligrapher, I offer a range of hand scribed pointed-pen and broad nib writing skills with creative solutions, that can add to your special Red Carpet or Black tie event. In an age of digital push-button sameness, hand-scribed, bespoke calligraphy and lettering can create a unique style that not only enhances your important event, but will also show honour to your valued guests.

Working from my home studio, and following your initial enquiry, careful considerations are given to all aspects of your piece. Commencement from initial and preliminary sketches, development of the layout and detailed planning to final scribing of the finished piece. Spending time on this creative process will generate a treasured keep-sake and one you will be proud of. Choosing the best inks and gouache to be applied to the most appropriate materials such as high quality watercolour papers or Calfskin Vellum is important. Also, illuminating the piece with  motifs, floral decorations, illustrations and applying gold-leaf gilding will add to making your bespoke piece a worthy investment and gift.

Finishing the piece is also important. If a rolled scroll is chosen, applying a ribbon with wax seal can be an ideal solution or choosing the most appropriate mount and frame will add to the final quality of the piece. 

Corporate Presentations including commissioned bespoke and special pieces, scrolls and framed works, and where unique hand scribed named invitations are required for your special honoured VIP guests, with addressed envelopes containing a wax seal using your company logo or organisation crest if required. Named table place cards, table plans or other bespoke items can be created to meet specific needs. 

Because calligraphy takes time and planning, it's always best to provide me with as much notice as possible, so contact me once your dates and plans are being made.

Please note: I don't take on Wedding Stationary commissions.

Click the following links for examples of my copperplate hand:

An Inspiring Quote from The Calligraphy Scribe

Scribing "Nightfeed" by Eavan Boland

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Contact details:
The Calligraphy Scribe
Des Meade
Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Phone +353 (0)87 6850918
Named Place Cards Name place cards can be designed to a theme with names individually hand scribed.
Commissioned Corporate Presentation Scribed Rudyard Kipling poem "If" framed and mounted.
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Framed Commission "Love One Another" Scribed in pointed pen & broad nib in black inks. Interlocking rings & illumination in gouache
  • Poem, scribed and illuminated using 24 carat gold leaf and iron gall and gouache inks
  • American First-Nation wedding Prayer scribed and illuminated with an interlocking feather motif.
  • Poem by Mary Oliver scribed and framed as a wedding gift
  • Freedom Scroll - Scribed
  • Freedom Scroll - Scribing