Toronto Modern Calligraphy

Pinya Letters is a Toronto based modern calligraphy business that caters to weddings, live event calligraphy, as well as restaurants and chalkboard lettering.

Featured Service

Live Event Calligraphy

Live Event Calligraphy

Bring your events to a whole new level with live, on-site event calligraphy. Whether it be customizing retail purchases, hand lettering place cards or guest tags, or adding that special touch to event gifts and souvenirs, trust that Pinya Letters can live up to your brand's PR needs.

Other Services

Wedding Signage

Wedding Signage

I create welcome signs, calligraphy on cardbox, thank you signs, place cards and menu cards, social media signage, bridal hangers (and many more) - all customized to your event needs.

Calligraphy Classes

Calligraphy Classes

Pinya Letters host calligraphy workshops once every 2 months, so if you’re looking into learning the art of hand lettering, subscribe at the home page to get the latest news! Aside from my monthly workshops, I also cater to private and event calligraphy sessions to bring life to your hobbies and events.

Chalkboard Calligraphy

Chalkboard Calligraphy

Aesthetics is a very important aspect of owning a brick and mortar business. I work with restaurants and stores to create customized calligraphy art on their chalkboards, menu boards, and glass windows to orchestrate a beautiful and inviting customer service environment.

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Check me out on Instagram!

Hi! Hello! My name is Jovie and I'm the beautiful human behind Pinya Letters. Yes, I just called myself beautiful because we all should be giving ourselves love and compliments more often. πŸ’› It's #fridayintroductions over here so here are 3 things about me:

1. I've always believed in the power of community, in the beauty of convening people and creating safe spaces for relationships to nourish. This is why I absolutely enjoy hosting workshops and convening community members.

2. I'm pretty unapologetic about who I am and where I come from - despite the doubts and micro aggression I go through on a regular basis. (I'm a first generation immigrant from the Philippines). cc: @pinaycollection

3. Upon arriving in Canada 8 years ago, I became this extremely shy, introverted person. It took years of unpacking and unlearning experiences to regain the confidence I have now, but I'm grateful to where it led me.

So tell me, what significant experience/s have you had that shaped the way you live your life now?
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Venue: @onekingwest 
Earrings: @cambio_co 
Pen: @paperpluscloth
For smaller vending set ups, I love going for simple yet eye catching flat lays! 😍 Catch me tomorrow at @onekingwest customizing special favours for their Wedding Open House guests! ✨
This cute piece is from @thornfloral's gorgeous maternity photoshoot at @centennialgardens. 😍
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I knew how creative and talented Victoria is as I worked with her in a couple of styled shoots and have visited her shop. This is why I was really excited when she asked me to create a custom sign for her little one! And damn, her vision is not only stunning, but also full of charm and intentionality. Victoria, congrats again on your beautiful lil munchkin! It was an honor to a be a small part of your maternity journey. πŸ’›
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Check out @silverliningsphotographyco & @thornfloral for more beautiful photos!
Being creative in the wedding industry requires quite a bit of work. Aside from Pinterest and magazines, I try a few other ways to get my creativity going!

At the beginning of each wedding season, I'd usually go  to wedding open houses (either as a vendor or as a guest) to gather inspiration and check out new emerging decor trends. I also like doing styled shoots pre-wedding season and surround myself with creative and talented vendors to draw inspiration from! From there, I carve out time to reflect and create - not for clients, but for myself. In this process, I ensure to be mindful of practices that I enjoy and identity with!

I also draw inspiration and learn so much from my clients. I love love love getting blown away by my client's vision. I've been fortunate enough to have worked with very artistic couples and I'm so grateful for that!

To my fellow wedding professionals - what are your creative processes? Share them below! ✨
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Photo by: @lightandlove.photo
Heyyyy! Your downtown west calligrapher reppin' it at her favourite downtown west venue! πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ I will be showcasing my work at @twistgallery's exclusive (as in invite-only) wedding open house on Sunday alongside brilliant industry vendors! Check out @eventsource.ca for updates/ coverage throughout the day! ✨ So excited to start off open house season with Twist! πŸ’›
The two Calligraphy tools I love the most:

1. A fine, oblique, wooden dip pen
2. A hella fine brush pen that writes like a fine dip pen πŸ˜‰

Behind the Craft

Jovie Galit

Hi there! My name is Jovie and I’m a Filipina-Canadian calligrapher who started Pinya Letters 3 years ago. Since then I’ve done calligraphy for countless weddings, corporate and special events, and recently produced customized Filipino merchandise through my craft. When I’m not doing calligraphy, I work as a Settlement Worker supporting newcomer families towards settlement and belonging.

I see calligraphy as a tool that can wonderfully represent people’s stories and identity; so for me, the best part of being a calligrapher is having the ability to customize pieces that are reflective of that.

I appreciate you dropping by and checking us out! I look forward to working together and deliver beautiful projects guided by your wonderful stories.