The Lettering Studio is a Toronto based calligraphy studio. Written with a dip pen and ink, we specialize in modern calligraphy handwritten the old fashioned way.
Barbara Kua is the hand behind the calligraphy. Calligraphy literally means beautiful writing and stems from ancient roots. In today's age, computer generated fonts are widely accessible, but something hand written always has a warmth a computer just can't compare with. Barbara Kua takes a contemporary approach to the ancient art of calligraphy, offering fresh and modern styles. Her work has been featured in multiple print and online publications. She is based in the Greater Toronto Area, and works with clients world wide.
Common services include:
Envelope addressing, seating cards, table numbers, menus, monograms, invitation design, signage, rubber stamps, poems, quotes and chalk art.
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Barbara was amazing to work with. Her communication was quick and efficient. Our mirror seating chart looked incredible and added a special touch to our wedding, we got so many compliments on it! I would highly recommend working with The Lettering Studio for any of your event needs.
I had the pleasure of working with Barbara on multiple calligraphy pieces for my reception. I originally rented a gold mirror and easel for the seating chart and was shocked at how beautiful and affordable it all was. Not only was she incredibly responsive from the beginning, she was so flexible and accommodating when I wished to add on more items so close to my event date (place cards, bar menu cards and table numbers). She also made it so easy for me to pick up and drop off. Her work was absolutely stunning and it elevated the ambience of our reception. I got so many compliments on how polished the details of her work were. I can’t wait until I have another opportunity to work with Barbara again. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for amazing quality and exceptional value! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Barbara was wonderful! She created a beautiful seating chart for my wedding on a large silver mirror. Her calligraphy skills are incredible, we received so many compliments. She was professional, easy to work with and it was such a quick turn around, which was important for us due to it being a delayed covid wedding. Her response times were also so appreciated, she always emailed me back right away with no delays. Pick and drop off were nice and simple. I highly recommend working with Barbara, you will not be disappointed in the service, or the product!!
I can't say enough good things about Barbara. She was super easy to work with, very quick at returning emails and made the whole experience very enjoyable. I even had forgotten a few names and she was kind enough to do a few extra for me, even with such short notice! I had browsed Barbara's website and knew her art was beautiful, but when she designed my Welcome sign, signage for my bridal shower, seating cards and guestbook globe, I was absolutely blown away! Her talent is truly unmatched! I would highly recommend. Looking forward to hosting more events and having The Lettering Studio personalize all the details.
Working with Barbara was fantastic! I ordered 2 mirrored seating charts, which were amazingly displayed on silver framed mirrors! Barbara was so helpful, providing me with advice on how to order my seating. With 350 guests, she made such a lovely display of all names in alphabetical order! She was so easy to reach via email, and so accommodating to us in allowing us to pick up and drop off with ease and convenience! Thanks again so much for an amazing addition to our wedding!
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