THE MANY WAYS OF PAPER - A DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: with Daylight Letters, Hong Kong
Because each designer has their own style and their own way of working with handmade paper, we want to highlight all those wonderful creatives around the world. Today we're hearing from Jasmine from Daylight Letters who actually just recently launched a paper suite exclusively on our handmade paper. And we love it.
Jas from design studio Daylight Letters. She started calligraphy in 2018 and opened up her studio in March 2019. Based in Hong Kong.
What inspires you?
Paintings, flowers and landscape!
Your dream design project?
I really want to try embossing and foil stamping on my illustrations, or embossing calligraphy on large artwork.
If you had to use only one font on handmade paper for the rest of your designer's life, which would it be?
Silk serif, a highly contrasted yet elegant font! I also use it on my website design.
Are you secretly a serif or sans serif person?
For stationery, mostly serif.
Colour combination that will never go out of style? Colour combination that will make a comeback?
Neutral tone! Grey and taupe.
Your all time favorite colour in Hex and how would you describe it?
E7e9e6, warm light grey
Which three words best describe your style?
Serene, Implicit, Delicate.
Did you teach it yourself or did you go to school for design?
I have been enjoying painting since I was young, so I chose to study visual communication for my tertiary education.
How did you learn calligraphy?
Local workshops at first, then I bought a myriad of calligraphy books, learnt from online courses, and most importantly, practise a lot.
Your guilty pleasure in design?
Bought a lot of art supplies, in order to do testing!
Why do you like working with handmade paper?
The softness and delicacy, the uniqueness of deckled edges, and also muted colours!
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