The ongoing journey...
Younghae Chung is left-handed calligrapher, based in Irvine, California. After working in a NYC advertising agency & non-profit organization for the past 10 years, she decided to follow her passion and officially launched "Logos Calligraphy & Design" in January 2016. Her journey started in college after taking an Italic calligraphy class, but it wasn't until 2014 when her love for pointed pen calligraphy ignited.
When she's not writing or working on her next project, she loves teaching others and passing on the love for penmanship! Younghae has taught hundreds of students through her intimate in-person workshops and over 3,000 students through her online courses.
In November 2016, she designed and launched her first product - "Copperplate Practice Pad" and within a couple of months, sold over 1,000 pads all over the US and worldwide. Her pads are now being carried at local shops in California as well as through John Neal Books, Paper Ink & Arts, and other retailers worldwide.
She is a member of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting), a Contributor for Calligrafile (an online resource for calligraphers/letterers), and a local member of Society for Calligraphy.
Over the past 3 years, I had the privilege of studying various calligraphy scripts (Copperplate, Engrossers, Italian Hand, Spencerian) under many renowned calligraphers including Master Penman Michael Sull, Master Penman Barbara Calzolari, Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, Heather Held, Bill Kemp, Kathy Milici, Kaye Hanna, and more. I have the utmost gratitude to all of my instructors, who have shaped and influenced my style.
WHY LOGOS CALLIGRAPHY?
“Logos” in Greek means “the Word” and in John 1:1, it describes how in the beginning was the Word (Logos) and the Word became life and the life became the light of men.
Calligraphy has been such a sweet gift from the Lord. It has been a source of healing and light during some of the darkest seasons in life. A hope and vision of Logos Calligraphy is to bring the same encouragement, hope, and beauty to others.
“For in Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”
1 John 1:4-5