A press release went out today explaining that Derby event calligraphy can be much more fun than typical wedding calligraphy. Derby parties are very big here in Louisville KY on the first Saturday in May - Derby Day. A good Derby party can be even more fun than going to the track itself (well, I like to think so anyway) and seeing the races is often easier on big screen TVs at home than from, let's say, the infield of Churchill Downs. Parties can include stick horse races, Derby pools, Derby pies, great food, hat contests, and almost anything a hostess can imagine. Roses and horses are traditional themes for these fun parties. It's getting a bit late for Derby party invitations to go out, but if they haven't yet, fun and funky lettering to the rescue!
This informal lettering style is one of many fun informal styles I can do that take less time. They can be done with colored pencils or markers which also makes them faster to complete than traditional wedding calligraphy done with a dip pen and ink.
Derby Day this year is on May 7th. Whether Derby party guests are invited by real paper invitations or by phone, email or word-of-mouth, the key is to make it lots of fun!