CALLIGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

Heading written with “dirty water gouache” with a Q-Tip
Text underneath heading written with Mitchell Rexel Nib

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A SAMPLING OF MY CALLIGRAPHIC WORK

All images on this website are created by Cate Crawford
and are copyright Cate Crawford Studio 2019 unless otherwise noted.

ALSTON DEVELOPMENT:
This was a public art project in Cary, North Carolina.
I designed the IDENTITY SYSTEM AND LOGO for
the Alston development and its use throughout
the street marking and wayfinding networks in the large development. (cast bronze).


CUSTOM MEDALLION DESIGN FOR THE
CITY OF RALEIGH ARTS COMMISSION.

CITY OF RALEIGH MEDAL OF ART (PHOTO BY SADIE BRIDGER)

THIS WAS AN INVITATIONAL JURY AND
MY DESIGN WAS SELECTED. THIS SAME
MEDAL HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO RECIPIENTS
OF THE AWARD FOR THE PAST 30+ YEARS!
(hand casting in pewter was done by Joel Haas.)

PHOTO ABOVE: RALEIGH ARTS COMMISSION

CALLIGRAPHIC INSCRIPTIONS



These pieces were commissioned by the grandparents
as birth gifts to their three grandchildren.
Traditional Techniques on paper, written with quill and illustrated with gouache.

This piece BELOW (L)
I CREATED last year FOR the
2018 Friends of Calligraphy MEMBER exhibit
at the San Francisco PUBLIC Library.
(USING LOCAL WYOMING PIGMENTS AND SHELL GOLD,
WRITTEN WITH A HANDCUT QUILL ON ARCHES)
Greek letters with quill using local gathered pigments (shown below) with she’ll gold
Locally gathered pigments

Here is my piece on the left in the FOC Exhibition
at the San Francisco Public Library in 2018


BELOW: This piece BELOW was hand-lettered
in gouache on a piece of paste paper that I made
BELOW: Custom designed calligraphy written with
handcut goose quill with gouache on vellum

Below: CUSTOM DESIGNED RESTAURANT LOGO.
DESIGNED EXTERIOR SIGNAGE IN COPPER
AND Also DESIGNED COPPER FOILED CUSTOM MENUS.
Prestonwood Country Club, Cary NC

BELOW: THIS WAS A DESIGN COMP FOR A RESTAURANT IN AUSTIN, TX



BELOW: HAND-LETTERED design FOR PRIVATE CLIENT.
QUOTE IS ROBERT FROST’s “OCTOBER.”
Piece is handwritten with A goose quill
on NIeDEGGEN HANDMADE PAPER
USING GOUACHE AND 24K GOLD LEAF
AS WELL AS MULTICOLORED FOILS.