27 Aug

Dasherie nominated for Martha Stewart American Made Award! Please help!

Dasherie Magazine

So Dasherie has thrown its hat into the ring for the Martha Stewart American Made award! Please click on the badge link below to visit our page and share on Facebook and Twitter. Like the video on YouTube and help Dasherie become a finalist for the grand prize! The more shares and likes, the better our chances! Share with all of your friends and family and ask them to share and like, too, if you’d like!

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I just want to take a moment and say thank you for all of the amazing feedback and support for Dasherie. This is a dream come true for me and it would not have happened without the amazing people in the calligraphy community and all of my friends and family. From the bottom of my heart — thank you for your support!

Martha Stewart - American Made 2014 - Nominee Badge

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!

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01 Aug

Dasherie is done and on its way!

Dasherie Magazine Summer 2014

So thrilled to report Dasherie is finally printed and on its way to postal processing right this very moment! It will start shipping on Monday. Thank you all for your patience and support!

Spoiler alert – a sneak peak of the cover and a peak inside below!
Dasherie Magazine Summer 2014

 

Thank you for all of your support! I’m off to the IAMPETH  convention- the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting.

 

18 Jul

Printing and Shipping Update

Dasherie Magazine DIY Tote Bag and engraved perfume atomizer

Had the final approval meeting yesterday and after a few minor delays, Dasherie is at press production! Hooray! Just wanted to send out a quick message to let everyone know Dasherie is at press and will be shipped no later than August 1st.

Thank you for your patience as we go through this first production process and learn how long each stage takes, etc. After reviewing the proof, I can say with confidence you will find it well worth the wait!

Dasherie Magazine DIY Tote Bag and engraved perfume atomizer

 

05 Jul

What is Dasherie Magazine? Wedding Calligraphy Sneak Peak

Dasherie Magazine | Order Now!

I’ve had a lot of questions about what Dasherie is all about so I thought I would share more details.

Dasherie Magazine, a new print magazine, is the only magazine dedicated solely to the art of calligraphy and hand lettering. Our debut issue features over 25 artists and over 100 images of beautiful calligraphy. Dasherie provides inspiration for artists and a fabulous reference for brides and other event planners looking for fine hand lettering ideas and products to make all the details extra special. So it is both a showcase and a way to connect those looking for calligraphy with those who do calligraphy!

Dasherie is unlike any other calligraphy journal or magazine. It is a “style” magazine along the lines of other bridal or niche magazines like sewing, scrapbooking, or the arts. It is a perfect bound, 100 page, 4-color, print magazine filled with high quality images of the finest calligraphy offered around the globe. We also feature full length articles with Artist features, DIY how-to’s, and more. I’m sharing a sneak peak below of one of our spreads in the first issue featuring the beautiful wedding calligraphy of Joy Fairclough, of Studio French Blue.

So if you love calligraphy, are looking for a wedding calligrapher, or you are an artist and want to be inspired — order your copy of Dasherie today!

Dasherie Magazine | Order Now!

31 May

Dashing Artists and Gorgeous Calligraphy!

Coming Soon Dasherie Magazine Summer 2014

I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying the creative process in putting together our first issue of Dasherie. Learning new things and brushing up on old skills is refreshing and exciting.

I’ve been meeting with our new printer and finalizing subscription details so stay tuned for more information on how to purchase the first issue.

The design process is now well underway and the premiere issue of Dasherie will feature over 25 lettering artists from near and far! Each issue will feature an in-depth interview with one or two professional calligraphers/lettering artists. One of our first Dashing Artists, Joy Fairclough of Studio French Blue, spoke to me from the 300 year old french silk factory she is renovating for her new calligraphy atelier. Joy shares the beautiful and elegant work she is doing from southern France, tells us how she became a calligrapher, and details the wedding calligraphy market in Europe.

Gorgeous doesn’t begin to describe the amazing wedding collaboration shot in Paris featuring Joy’s work. You will see all the lovely details in the first issue.

The Summer 2014 issue  includes not one, but two amazing artists. So stay tuned to learn more about the second artist!

See the gorgeous calligraphy of  Joy Fairclough of Studio French Blue in Dasherie Magazine Summer 2015

 

 

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

16 Mar

Introducing Dasherie Magazine!

Dasherie Magazine

I am so excited to announce the pending Premiere Issue of Dasherie Magazine.  I have long considered publishing a newsletter and/or magazine and this venture has been over 20 years in the making. While calligraphy has been a lifelong pursuit, my college education was focused on Communication (media & interpersonal) and English with a dual concentration in literature and writing. I intended to become a reporter but decided early in my career, after a terror-inducing interview process with the local Fox network, the news media world was not for me.

In the early 1990’s, I was smitten with a small handmade newsletter called, “Cook and Tell” which was written and hand illustrated by a lovely woman named Karyl Bannister. We shared a love of good recipes, quirky writing, hand lettering, and Southport Island, Maine where she lived and I spent my summers. I dreamed of creating a similar hand done newsletter featuring calligraphy for scrapbookers, photographers, and others who might be interested in hand lettering. This was before I had ever met another calligrapher so little did I know there were so many more like me, who loved fine hand lettering!

As time went on, I got married, had a baby, then another, then another. The newsletter idea always stayed with me but I never had the opportunity to make it happen. While I enjoyed the years I spent working in human resources, I used to daydream about starting a magazine.  I’ve always enjoyed writing and over the years have put my education to good use writing many articles for the homeopathic medical and autism communities. Additionally, I’ve had a camera in my hand almost as long as I have been practicing calligraphy. My love for calligraphy, photography, and writing seemed the perfect combination for a magazine.

After launching Paperwhite Studio in 2001 and having the opportunity to expand my calligraphy and lettering skills, I feel the time has come to share everything I have learned over the years with others. Launching the Flourish Forum was the first step in sharing my love of lettering. And finally, I am making my dreams come true by creating Dasherie Magazine.

Dasherie Magazine - For hearts that love letters!Dasherie will feature the best of the best in the calligraphy and lettering world. As a lettering & design artist, I am constantly awed by the contemporary calligraphers designing with both classic and modern calligraphy. Both a resource and showcase, Dasherie seeks to feature the beautiful hand-lettering of today’s most sought after lettering artists and share insight into what inspires them, how they got their start, tips for learners, and more. In addition to inspiration for calligraphers, Dasherie will also be the premier resource for those looking for wedding and party invitations, birth announcements, and home decor featuring calligraphy and hand lettering.

The first issue of Dasherie will be published Summer 2014 and will be available as both a PDF and printed magazine sent via mail. Sign up for our blog notifications so we can keep you updated on our publishing schedule and featured content.

I hope you will join me in discovering all the wonderful things happening in the calligraphy, lettering, and design world. After all, Dasherie is for you … for hearts that love letters.

Truly,

Erica McPhee
Editor-in-Chief