Welcome back for another tutorial!For this beginners guide we've teamed up with a talented blackletter calligraphy artist and educator -...
I'm Jake Rainis, a Calligraphy Artist from Boston.
My journey as an artist started when I was old enough to hold a pencil, but it wasn't until high school that I committed to becoming a creative professional. When I graduated, I moved to Boston and earned my degree in Graphic Design at Northeastern University. I've been living in Boston ever since and have over decade of experience serving clients in a variety of fields.
I began specializing in typographic arts in 2013. Over the course of several years practicing lettering and calligraphy for myself and for my clients, I have found my niche in pushing the boundaries of blackletter calligraphy.
Calligraphy is a discipline that dates back centuries. While many may think it to be an obsolete utilitarian practice, it is actually an evolving subculture celebrated by artists around the world. Through my own work and teaching, my goal is to spread awareness of this culture and help aspiring artists find success in their creative endeavors.
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