• How to Create Envelope Calligraphy

    How to Create Envelope Calligraphy

    A Google search for “how to create envelope calligraphy” turns up surprisingly empty (there even seem to be tumbleweeds blowing in the “DIY envelope calligraphy” search). Sure, there are results — but all of them seem to focus on who to hire to create calligraphy for you. If you’re planning a wedding, you know thatContinue…

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  • Best Free Fonts

    Best Free Fonts

    Up until a year or so ago, I had not considered downloading fonts. As far as I was concerned, handwritten was always best for putting on invitation design, social media banners, and other creations. However, the truth is, there are several free fonts on the web that are truly kick-butt. You just have to knowContinue…

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  • State Art Watercolor Tutorial

    State Art Watercolor Tutorial

    I love state art. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t live in my home state now or what, but I think art that calls back to your roots is awesome. A long time ago, I fell in love with the reckless abandon watercolor style state art on Etsy: particularly the “state love” watercolors.Continue…

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  • Aluminum Handmade Gift Tag Tutorial

    Aluminum Handmade Gift Tag Tutorial

    {Aluminum handmade gift tags make for a striking gift presentation.} Hernán and I are celebrating our second anniversary on Monday, though when people ask how long we’ve been together, we usually say it’s been four years. Why? Because for the two years before we started dating, we were “dating and didn’t know it”, according toContinue…

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  • Handmade Card Inspiration

    Handmade Card Inspiration

    I am always on the lookout for handmade card inspiration. I love slipping handmade cards into clients’ packages, just to surprise them with something special and artistic that can go on display. Today, I thought I would share some of the handmade cards I have created, so you can get a healthy dose of handmadeContinue…

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Lindsey Bugbee

designer + illustrator + calligrapher

The Postman’s Knock is a blog focused on teaching creative techniques and offering guides to learning modern calligraphy and illustration. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it!

If you are new to calligraphy, check out the Beginner’s Guide to Modern Calligraphy!

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The TPK Modern Calligraphy Starter Kit

Start Learning Calligraphy Today

TPK’s starter kit includes all the supplies you need to ensure pointed pen success! Pair it with The Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course for the ultimate learning experience.