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Calligraphers and Stationers Directory

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Harriet Rose Calligraphy & Design

825 West End Ave., nr. 100th St.; 212-663-4564;

Rose offers a broad range of hand-lettering and design options. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides. From $4.50 per envelope. By appointment only.

Judith Ness Studio


Ness’s sophisticated invites showcase custom monograms and elegant calligraphy in a wide variety of styles, from traditional to modern. Suites of 100 from $1,750; envelopes from $1.50 per line. By appointment only.

Kaleidakolor Calligraphy Studio

201 E. 17th St., nr. Third Ave. 212-475-1653;

Margaret Harber has done projects for Montblanc and Cartier, as well as several other high-profile clients. She specializes in envelope addressing, place cards, custom invitations, and menus. From $3.50 per envelope. By appointment only.

Katie Fischer Design

110 E. 28th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-390-8385;

This boutique design studio creates stylish watercolor-inspired invitations and decorative items for the reception. The team crafted custom seed packets that doubled as escort cards and favors for a recent wedding held in a greenhouse. The signature Story of Us board recounts how a couple fell in love through illustrations and graphic design. Suites of 100 from the KFD Collection start at $1,250, and custom designs start at $2,000. By appointment only.

Laura Ann


Illustrator Laura Elbogen works couples’ stories into a cohesive stationery suite from soup to nuts, starting with the save-the-date and ending with framed original art for a wedding keepsake. Her creations evoke an old-world charm with calligraphy and hand-drawn maps. Custom designs start at $2,000.

Lion in the Sun

232 Seventh Ave., at 4th St., Park Slope; 718-369-4006;

The in-house graphic designers and illustrators at this cozy Brooklyn storefront are known for their playful design sensibility. The shop stocks more than 60 lines, including its exclusive PostScript Brooklyn, a city-centric selection crafted by local artists. Invitations from $7. (ecofriendly/good value)

Committed to designing elegant, fun, and affordable paper goods, this studio allows you to customize one of its many eye-catching creations or collaborate with its staff to make something new. Pricing for 100 digitally printed suites starts at $500; letterpress from $800.

Love Vs. Design

Edgy couples choose this company for its vintage-style stationery. Now part of the online emporium Basic Invite, it can be found at Sample prices start at $2.99. (good value)

This ecoconscious stationery company creates custom work that incorporates jewel-tone die-cuts and floral replicas. The majority of invitations are printed on a wide selection of recycled paper. Prices upon request. (ecofriendly)

Elana Dweck’s design studio puts an emphasis on stylized personal touches, whether creating a custom motif for an event or hand-assembling the finished invitations. Wedding genealogy charts are especially popular ($750 for a single print). From $3,000, sets of 100 custom invitations can be found on

This web boutique applies the crowdsourcing model to stationery, with emerging designers from around the world creating designs that are voted on and offered for sale at Minted.

Mr. Boddington's Studio

220 36th St., nr. Second Ave., Ste. B526; Sunset Park; 347-815-5919;

The stylish, hand-drawn creations at this cheeky studio integrate vintage-inspired reproductions of mid-century maps, wallpaper patterns, hand-illustrated bicycles, and other playful motifs. Prices upon request. By appointment only.

Mrs. John L. Strong

699 Madison Ave., nr. 62nd St., fifth fl.; 212-838-3775;

For nearly a century, Mrs. John L. Strong has been designing hand-engraved paper products for weddings and other social events. The shop works with couples on bespoke invitation suites that the staff then produces by hand. Thank-you notes are also available. Prices upon request.