Welcome to the fourth week of my color palette series featuring ARTISTS + MAKERS!
Today, I am sharing the handiwork of calligrapher extraordinaire, Han (aka, Hanwriting). I have a few favorite calligraphers, but what I LOVE about Han’s work is her passion for puns (and playing with texture). As someone who used to spend hours trying to come up with clever puns for color palette names, I have a special place in my heart for Han’s sense of humor.
STONE #E2E1DF / LIGHT DUSTY PINK #D6B5AC / DUSTY PINK #BE8E84
DARK DUSTY PINK #A76E63 / BLACK INK #161C1C
WHAT ARE THESE COLOR CODES? The “hex codes” above are provided as a courtesy for those customizing website colors or looking for general color inspiration. They are not based on paint or Pantone chips. Remember that ink on paper will never look the same as light on a screen. If you like a combination you see, we recommend saving the image and heading to your local hardware store to find paint chips that match. Digital colors will change depending on your phone/tablet/computer screen, so be sure to color match with real swatches. Also, I make up all the color names.
Instead of writing on smooth sheets of paper, Han experiments with all kinds of media :: agate slices, shells, tiles, handmade paper, and more. As if delicate, oh-so-romantic calligraphy weren’t difficult enough, Han continually pushes her creative boundaries to feed—in her words—her “midlife crafting crisis.” (Pssst…Han, can we be best friends, pretty please?)
I realize there are only a handful of colors in Han’s photo above, but aren’t they perfect?! From the white [stone?] surface underneath to the rich black lettering pressed into that dusty pink deckled paper, the whole “old-world-charm-meets-modern-romance” vibe is on point.
After oogling over every piece Han has ever shown in her IG feed, I inquired about a special order :: a custom print to be featured in my maternity photos on Maui. It is, in a word, a treasure to me, and I’m so grateful to have a little token of Han’s talent hanging on our wall.
Han, thank you for your beautiful work. Your colorful, punderful feed always brightens my day!