John Stevens handles graphic design and fine calligraphy with both passion and excitement. Often, by combining the two, John creates a lettering design capturing the emotion and feeling behind the piece he is creating. He is an internationally acclaimed calligraphy artist & illustrator of expressive letter forms as well as a type designer. John’s work raises letterforms to the realm of imagery. By addressing the voice of the subject, company, idea, and telling the “story” in line and form, John has built a client list including professionals in book and magazine publishing, packaging, type design, graphic design, television, and film.
When appropriate, John uses digital technology. He embraces both the tradition and craft of the lettering artist and calligraphy designer, maintaining the standards of the 2000 year history of Western Calligraphy. Although his experience is far-reaching, he believes there are high standards to be maintained and constantly sharpened or improved.