Drawing inspiration from botanical engravings, vintage alphabet specimens, and her numerous travels abroad, Maybelle has been known to journey to Paris for just the right calligraphy nib. Her love of ephemera and faraway places inspired a collaboration with Chronicle Books: The Perfect Note, a stationery collection of illustrations, cards, and rubber stamps.Most recently, Maybelle designed an exclusive line of letterpress wedding invitations for Bella Figura.
She developed Calligraphy in the 21st Century, a popular San Francisco workshop booked months in advance, as a way to share her passion with the creative community. This year, Maybelle offers the course in some of her favorite cities: New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Santa Barbara, and Sydney, Australia.
Raised in Hawaii, Maybelle lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twins.
Photo by: Elizabeth Messina