Toronto Modern Calligraphy

Pinya Letters is a Toronto based modern calligraphy business that caters to weddings, in-store art, events, and Tagalog merchandise.

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I felt extra fab at yesterday's on-site calligraphy gig at #LorealTiff not because of the glitz and glamour but because I had the privilege of sharing the space with such talented and wonderful women - @megannicolelettering @viacalligraphy and @roesseinart! πŸ’› πŸ‘‰
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P.S. You know I will always be bringing #pinaymagic with me wherever I go (especially at the red carpet)! ✊🏽 Huge thanks to our friends at @cambio_co for my beautiful Piesa earrings. ✨
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Photos by @roesseinart
Last Saturday, I facilitated my first Tagalog Calligraphy Workshop at the @entrepinayship Toronto Retreat!

You might be wondering what goes down in this workshop and why Tagalog Calligraphy? Well, to everyone's surprise, I don't actually teach the Tagalog language in this sesh. I facilitate an intro to brush calligraphy session while creating a safe space for Filipina/x to celebrate our heritage and identities. It offers an artistic outlet that allows participants to reflect, share, and work on healing from disparaging experiences - all while reclaiming and writing the same disparaging Tagalog words beautifully.

Saturday's workshop was very meaningful to me, as it was the first time I saw my vision came to life (It's been months in the making). There came out a lot of tears, courageous stories, and most importantly, a sense of sisterhood and community.

Thank you, @entrepinayship, @kaibiganconnection and @chietopia, for creating a space for me to facilitate a workshop so special and a space for fellow pinays to empower each other. This event will definitely be unforgettable. πŸ’›
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Thanks @justineabigail for this photo! πŸ˜€
Finishing off a hectic week with a chill copperplate calligraphy sesh on wedding envelopes + @janetjackson!✌🏽Happy Sunday, friends! πŸ’›
With summer a.k.a wedding season drawing near to its end (πŸ’”), I knew I had to look back and check out Pinya Letters' business patterns. So here are a few bits of info. Read along if you're interested!

1. Our #1 source of clients is instagram, followed by referrals from amazing wedding professionals πŸ’›

2. Wedding signage (seating charts and welcome signs) were our top projects this summer

3. We were part of 51 weddings (and some special events) this season πŸŽ‰

Pinya Letters has definitely grown so much and I'm extremely grateful to everyone that's been and will be part of it. From 14 events all of 2018 to 51 in the summer of 2019 alone is mind boggling to me.

At the same time, this forces me to reflect on how much more growth should we pursue. With a full time job I dearly love and @pinaycollection on it's way, I found myself creating more boundaries around what Pinya Letters' can commit to. Is this the farthest Pinya is supposed to go? Or are we meant to reach further?

I guess we'll find out soon. 🌻
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feat. one of the most gorgeous weddings I've had the pleasure of being a part of this summer. Thank you, Monica. πŸ’›
Photography: @lightandlove.photo
Florals: @flowertreasures_
Planning a #FilipinoWedding? Now you can find @pinyaletters and other Filipinx owned businesses on the @Sinta_Co Filipino Wedding Directory, created specifically to help you plan the Filipino wedding of your dreams!

Sinta & Co. is a NEW wedding boutique that helps couples celebrate their #Filipino heritage and culture on their wedding day. They specialize in Filipino wedding accessories, ceremony essentials, #weddinginspo, practical planning tips, and more.

Oh, and did I mention that these handmade wedding party proposal cards (by yours truly) are also available for purchase through their shop? 😍

Head to their IG and give them a follow @Sinta_Co. Brought to you by the same folks behind @cambio_co! #SintaWeddings
Hold up, hold up! Contrary to what people may think, Pinya Letters is still very much alive and continuing business as per ushe!

Despite the upcoming launch of @pinaycollection, we're still knee deep into wedding season, creating lots of gorgeous signage (like this one ^) and are super excited to serve upcoming events. A few exciting collaborations are underway and we're also getting ready to announce some great news this fall!

Speaking of great news, we still have some spots open for our Brush Calligraphy Workshop with @fooodlicious at @remotegallery on September 21st! βœ’οΈ So go check out the link in my bio to grab those tickets before it's too late✌🏽

Behind the Craft

Jovie Galit

Hi there! My name is Jovie and I’m a Filipina-Canadian calligrapher who started Pinya Letters 2 years ago. Since then I’ve done calligraphy for countless weddings, corporate and special events, and recently produced customized Filipino merchandise through my craft.

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.

When I’m not doing calligraphy, I work as a Settlement Worker supporting newcomer families towards settlement and integration.