favorite handwriting inspiration

Did you know that today is John Hancock's birthday? Did you know that it's also National Handwriting Day? We literally have a day for everything in the States. Well, this is one I can get behind, for sure. I've kept a hand-written journal since I was in elementary school, and this year I'm writing a lot of letters. So in celebration of handwriting, I thought I'd share some of my fave handwriting and lettering inspiration from around the web. 

1 / Emily McDowell / Emily started a whole movement in the stationery industry back in 2013 with her hand-lettered Valentine's card. She's the perfect mix of snark and sweet. And her handwriting is pretty awesome, too.

2 / Lindsay Sherbondy / Also known as Lindsay Letters, this woman's work just blows my mind. The photo styling on her site is gorgeous, and the products are thoughtful, unique and artistic. Hers is some of my favorite modern, scripted lettering.

3 / Vanessa Perry / I discovered this lovely lady on Instagram last year (her feed is stunning) and now consider her an internetty friend. She's beautiful inside and out (and so is her handwriting!).

4 / Trisha Harrison / I love how she embraces her own handwriting in her Project Life albums. Trisha introduced me to the concept of writing directly on photos with a Sharpie. Love that.

5 / Chelsea Petaja / Chelsea of Oh My Deer does amazing work. Think... lots of white space, gorgeous photography and unique, stylized hand-lettering. Beautiful, modern. For sure a fave.

6 / Liz Tamanaha / The artist behind Paislee Press has such an eye for minimalist design. If you see a scripty word in my Project Life album, 9 times out of 10 it's hers!

Who are your favorites? Happy Friday!

Images for the round-up were sourced from the websites linked throughout this post. Paislee Press image by Carly Robertson for Paislee Press.