The Letterettes are essentially what all girl gang dreams as made of. Eliza Svikulis, Carla Hackett, Kate Pullen and Wanissa Somsuphangsri are four ladies who banded together when they realised they all share a deep love of letterforms. All extremely talented in their our right, together they are a force to be reckoned with. I started writing about them however they talk about what they do so well, I thought I would share their own words with you.
“We love nothing more than to bring out the humble pen and paper and show off our swashes, however it’s a passion that runs deeper than fancy words. We’re fascinated with all things associated with the craft: history, story-telling, technique, tools and teaching. Having each also studied graphic design and illustration, we are able to transform our hand-crafted letterforms into any commercial application; not unlike Captain Planet and his band of eco-warriors, The Letterettes combine skills to create a vast and varied portfolio, helping to fight irregular kerning and uncertain type hierarchy. We even have a lefty in our ranks!
We thrive on working as a quartet. Using a range of tools – from pencil, to brush, to chalk – the work we seek will always include a live element. Indeed, two of The Letterettes were performers in a past life and we suspect they may be waiting to turn this whole gig into a song and dance extravaganza. Our folio includes – but is not restricted to – murals; customised, on-the-spot gift cards; signage and workshops.
The Letterettes are proud to be an all-girl group. In a niche industry that is seemingly still dominated by men and a society which continues to pit women against one another, our group is committed to helping foster a safe and inclusive environment for all the ladies who want to show the lettering world what they’re made of.”
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