15 Feb

Summer is coming…at Dasherie Magazine!

I promise all my northern friends who are getting piled up with snow… this too shall pass! It’s been a very relaxing winter at the Dasherie studio. I’ve been enjoying working on my Spencerian script and learning all kinds of new calligraphy and lettering techniques.

But summer is right around the corner and I have already begun working on the next issue of Dasherie. This issue is themed the “watercolor & pastel” issue and will feature watercolor and pastel colored calligraphy and lettering. I CANNOT WAIT! I have a huge thing for pastel colored art work and if it’s soft, muted, or beiged letters – I dig it!

Please note, work does not have to be done solely using watercolors or pastels. It can include colored pencils, light colored inks – any medium as long as the end result fits the theme.

So don’t delay – submit your work now! The deadline for submission is March 15, 2015.

Dasherie call for submissions!

25 Aug

Submit Now for the Black & White issue! And Shipping Details…

Dasherie Magazine - the Black & White issue - accepting submissions now!

While Summer 2014 issues are still available, things are really picking up here at Dasherie! We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2014 issue themed, “The Black & White Issue.” This will include all black and white design, white ink on colored paper or background, and chalkboard calligraphy/lettering.

Dasherie Magazine - the Black & White issue - accepting submissions now!

 We look forward to reviewing your work!

A Note About Shipping

There have been some questions about why shipping takes so long. Large scale magazines are shipped via a distributor. Once you have a subscription, they come on a regular basis at about the same time. However, the initial issue typically takes 4-6 weeks to go through the process and arrive in your mailbox.

Dasherie is an independent magazine and not currently available in stores. Our storage and fulfillment is done by our printing company. It is a very laborious process to cue the addresses, retrieve the magazine from storage, prepare it for shipment, and then ship. It is not possible for this to be done on a daily basis. It is ideal to be done in large batches. Since we are a new publication, our orders are streaming in on a daily basis, not all at once.

This means some orders will take a bit longer as they wait for the batch to be ready for shipment. Once shipped, all international orders go first class mail. Domestic orders, must meet a criteria to be shipped standard flat rate. If this criteria is met, it will take approximately 8 – 10 business days from shipping date (not order date) to arrive.

So as not to disappoint any of our readers, Dasherie upped the shipping for domestic on the most recent batch to first class mail. This means all orders placed prior to August 18th will arrive to your home faster (shipped Wed, Aug 20th). As more orders come in, we will do our best to get Dasherie in your hands as quickly as possible. But please allow 4-6 weeks from time of order for it to be delivered. Hopefully, it will be quicker than this but that cannot be guaranteed. We hope you will find it well worth the wait! 🙂

In the future, pre-ordering is the best way to ensure you will be in the first group to receive your copy. Hopefully, with our success, we will offer subscriptions so Dasherie can arrive in a routine, timely fashion.

Thank you for your understanding and patience, and thank you for your fabulous support! 🙂

18 Aug

All the Buzz About Dasherie!

Dasherie Magazine | Dashing Babies

What people are saying about Dasherie:

Offering incredible inspiration, resources, calligraphy how-to’s and eye candy for brides, grooms + even event planners, this magazine is a complete dream. – Style Me Pretty editor

You must be receiving many deserved messages and kudos from everywhere on the launch of Dasherie.  I picked mine up yesterday and nearly melted.  It’s so pretty it almost hurts.  I’m going through it page by page.  SO LOVELY!!! – DM

Dasherie Magazine is gorgeous… Oh, it’s a treasure! It has a ton of fabulous pictures, projects, and profiles on the artists and links to many how-to projects, priceless really to be able to reference so many artists in one magazine! – PT

The magazine is amazing, the print is beautiful, and quality is top notch…I thought it was like a Martha Stewart company or something. Great job and I look forward to a hundred more issues! – SL

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I received my magazine today and it looks incredible!!! It is so professional right down to the actual paper for the pages and the binding. It feels like a book! UNREAL! – RD

I just received the first issue of Dasherie and I love it. Keep it up. I can’t wait to see the next one. – TT

I purchased your magazine and have been pouring over it … I have enjoyed the pictures, ideas, and concept of a magazine totally devoted to calligraphers (we like paper in hand!) – LB

Yippee! I’ve been waiting for weeks and eagerly checking the mail for my copy! I’m anxious to take my first peek but don’t want to break the beautiful seal! … Even the back is beautiful!– KD

I sure hope there are many more issues! – LM

Order your copy of the debut issue … filled with gorgeous calligraphy!– JH

I am working my way through it, front to back, and it’s really wonderful!!  Congratulations! – JT

Your artwork, lettering, and creative genius is out of this world, and Dasherie is waaaaay more than I ever expected.  Dasherie is so well thought out and put together, and every page is filled with inspiration. I love the smell and feel of the pages, I love the colour and the layout of the articles, and I love the many, many examples of lettering and lettering artists out there…I congratulate you on this successful first publication and warmly wish hundreds and hundreds more !! – PM

So thrilled at all the positive feedback about Dasherie’s premier issue. Since this is our first issue, it is also helpful to have constructive feedback as well. There have been a few comments regarding the gray text used for the articles. The gray was a design choice to complement the soft feel of the overall design. Under the bright lights of the pre-press proofing area and without the backsides of the pages printed, the color worked quite well. Unfortunately, some readers report it makes for difficult reading. We appreciate this feedback and will be sure future issues will use a darker color.

Thankfully, the gray does enhance all the eye candy – that is the beautiful photographs of calligraphy! These beautiful birth announcements feature the calligraphy of Brenna Berger (l) and Theresa D. Varela (r).

Dasherie Magazine | Dashing Babies

Submissions are now being accepted for our next issue themed, The Black & White Issue, featuring all black & white, white ink on color, and chalkboard art!

submit

13 Aug

Dasherie Shipping Status & Our Next Issue

DASHERIE | the Black & White issue

Shipping Status

A shipping status update to know when to expect your copy of Dasherie is below. The folks who pre-ordered Dasherie in other countries have already started to receive their copies! But hey wait – why are they receiving it across the pond and we haven’t started receiving it here in the US yet?! Read on…

For all pre-orders made up to and including July 30, 2014:

Countries outside the US were shipped first class international mail on Monday, 8/4/14. We have received several reports from readers in Great Britain that they received their magazine yesterday (8/12/14).

Domestic (US) readers were shipped standard post flat rate which takes approximately 2-8 business days. I had hoped that would mean Dasherie would begin arriving in states close to Florida before the end of last week but unfortunately, we are still anxiously awaiting. The rest is up to the US Post Office.

For those who ordered after 7/30/14, please allow 4-6 weeks from date of purchase for arrival both domestic and international.

Now that we have gone through the entire publishing, printing, shipping process, the next issue should run much smoother with very clear timelines.

There has been a little change in the timing and frequency for the next issues. Dasherie will be semiannual for this year and next and will hopefully go to quarterly for 2016. Our next issue, Winter 2014, is slated for an early November completion.

Issue 2 – The Black and White Issue

Dasherie Issue 2 | The Black & White IssueSpeaking of the next issue – work has already begun on Issue 2 – The Black and White Issue. This issue will feature:

  • work done in black & white,
  • white on black,
  • white on color,
  • and chalkboard calligraphy.

Super excited about the possibilities and looking forward to seeing all the beautiful submissions!

So, please submit your work now to be considered for publication in our next issue!

Issue 02 {Winter 2014}: The Black & White Issue | Submission Deadline: 09/15/14

 

30 Apr

Last Call!

last call for submissions

This is our last call for submissions before the May 1st deadline. There is still time to submit your calligraphy and lettering for the premiere issue. The Summer 2014 issue is themed Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue and it is really shaping up.

We are open to submissions of any work that falls under the four parts of the theme and particularly anything blue from turquoise to indigo. We especially would love to see your maps and totes, invitations, business cards, and wedding details featuring calligraphy.

Some big decisions have been reached and we are excited to announce Dasherie will be a print only magazine available via single order and subscription (more details to follow) and mailed to your home.  Calligraphy begs to be held in your hands and looked at again and again. The paper and ink are all part of the experience so a print magazine it is!

We are already planning out the next issues and have a more detailed calendar for next year as well. So please keep us in mind throughout the year when creating your beautiful work and submit for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue. Remember we prefer work that has not been featured in any other magazine or social media.

Issue 01 {Summer 2014}: Something old, new, borrowed, blue (The Blue Issue) | Deadline: 05/01/14
Issue 02 {Winter 2014}: The White Issue (white on color) | Deadline: 10/01/14
Issue 03 {Spring 2015}: The Pastel / Watercolor Issue | Deadline: 12/15/14
Issue 04 {Summer 2015}: The Chalkboard Issue | Deadline: 04/01/15
Issue 05 {Fall 2015}: The Beige Issue | Deadline: 06/15/15
Issue 06 {Winter 2015}: The Silver & Gold Issue | Deadline: 10/01/15

Last call for Dasherie submissions.

25 Apr

Call for Maps & Totes

Dasherie Magazine call for maps & totes

Excited doesn’t even come close to describing it! Dasherie is filling up with gorgeous calligraphy and great interviews and articles.  Our first issue is going to be amazing!

There is still time left to meet the submission deadline of May 1st. Our premiere issue is themed, “Something old, new, borrowed, blue.”

This issue will have a special feature of calligraphy maps and totes. So hurry and submit yours before the May 1st deadline. Artists will be notified via email if accepted. Submission does not imply or guarantee publication.
Thank you!

Dasherie Magazine call for maps & totes

16 Apr

Call for Business Cards and Wedding Calligraphy!

Dasherie Magazine Call for business cards

Things are really starting to take shape here at Dasherie! We have two fabulous lettering artists (to be announced at a future date) lined up for our first issue. You will not want to miss these featured artists – learn what inspires them and how they became successful in the lettering & design world.

I can’t wait to share all the fabulous calligraphy in our summer issue! The May 1st deadline is quickly approaching but there is still time to submit your work. We are looking for business and/or social calling cards featuring calligraphy and hand lettering, wedding calligraphy, and calligraphy products for this and future issues. All featured work will include the details of the project, and will list the artist, client, and printers name.

Our theme for the summer issue is “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” So if you have a calligraphy project you are proud of and want to be considered for publication, please see our submission page. Have an idea for a collaboration you want to discuss? Pop me a message via the contact page.

Please help Dasherie be the best it can be by spreading the word to all calligraphers and lettering artists!

Dasherie is a magazine to inspire, motivate, and connect. Just can’t wait to see all the beautiful calligraphy and lettering in print! If you love letters like I do, you will love Dasherie! 🙂

Dasherie Magazine Call for Business Cards