ALL IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT CATE CRAWFORD STUDIO
A SAMPLING OF MY CALLIGRAPHIC WORK
CALLIGRAPHIC ILLUMINATION 2019
Custom calligraphic commission.
Archival pigment and traditional gold leaf techniques on Arches.
PUBLIC ART: GRAPHIC DESIGN
This was a public art project I worked on
with the Town of Cary in North Carolina.
I designed the IDENTITY SYSTEM AND LOGO for the Alston Development in the Research Triangle Park Area in North Carolina
and its use throughout the way finding networks in the large development. (The design was cast in bronze).
CUSTOM MEDALLION DESIGN
CITY OF RALEIGH ARTS COMMISSION
THIS PROJECT WAS THE PRODUCT OF AN INVITATIONAL JURY
BY THE CITY OF RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA IN THE EARLY 1980’s
MY DESIGN WAS SELECTED.
THIS SAME MEDALLION HAS BEEN PRESENTED
TO RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD
FOR THE PAST 40+ YEARS
Cate Parrish/Parrish Studios) design and lettering;
casting in pewter done by Joel Haas
PHOTO ABOVE: RALEIGH ARTS COMMISSION 2018
MORE CALLIGRAPHIC WORKS
These three unique, custom designed pieces above were commissioned by the grandparents as birth gifts to their three grandchildren.
Traditional archival lettering and illumination techniques on paper,
written with a hand cut quill and illustrated with gouache.
EUDAIMONIA (Harmony in Greek)
The piece below was created
for the member exhibit of the
2018 Friends of Calligraphy Show
at the San Francisco Public Library.
(Local Wyoming pigments and shell gold,
the Greek letters were written
with a hand cut goose quill on paper.)
My piece is shown on exhibit above (L)
in the 2018 Friends of Calligraphy Exhibition
at the San Francisco Public Library
FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH
Hand-lettered in gouache
on my handmade paste paper
Custom designed calligraphy written on vellum with a
hand cut goose quill and gouache
DESIGNED LOGO (handlettered) AND EXTERIOR SIGNAGE
WHICH WAS WROUGHT IN COPPER
also DESIGNED COPPER-FOILED CUSTOM MENUS.
Prestonwood Country Club, Cary NC
A DESIGN COMP FOR A RESTAURANT IN AUSTIN, TX
ROBERT FROST’s “OCTOBER”
THIS PASSAGE IS CUSTOM-DESIGNED
HANDWRITTEN WITH A GOOSE QUILL
ON NIEDEGGEN HANDMADE PAPER
USING GOUACHE AND 24K GOLD LEAF
AS WELL AS MULTICOLORED FOILS (24 x 24 inches)