Tuesday, September 18, 2012

JFA monogram

I realize, as I begin working on another monogram design, that I have created so many, but have not had time to post. As you can see, I have been pulling out a few of these over the past few months.
Here is a simple copperplate monogram engraved in fawn ink on cotton paper.
Part of the fun in constructing a monogram is sketching out different letters to see which work best in the overall composition. On this one, I arranged the top and bottom loops of the F to reach out into the letters on each side.
We used the monogram on note cards, favor boxes and other pieces for the reception.

I will have share a "behind the scenes of creating a monogram" in an upcoming post. I have had people ask me if I could not just sit down and write out their letters.  No! :) It involves lots of sketches and a variety of letterforms to see which will work best. Each monogram will be shaped differently, depending on the letters involved, to form a cohesive design.


  1. So lovely Dana!!!!! It is a magical monogram!!! I am looking forward to your behind the scenes monogram post too!!

  2. Not only is it a beautiful and elegant monogram, but those letters make up MY monogram!!! It's so sleek and graceful! :) xo

  3. Thanks, Heather!

    Thanks, Jane. That is amazing that it is YOUR monogram, too!!


  4. I look forward to behind the scenes. Beautiful!!! How do you do it without making mistakes? xo

  5. I would love to see behind the scenes and you at work too..beautiful and so refined and perfect.