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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When I show folks my instagram feed, they often assume that I write mainly on mirrors, but in reality I work on as much chalkboards!

Here's one of my recent favorites from a gorgeous fall wedding at @jamfactoryto! ✨
Last week, I had the privilege of doing live calligraphy on these gorgeous journals from @indigo at the @momboss.brunch alongside the @thetotalmomshow booth!

Such a wonderful event to meet many wonderful and innovative women! ✨ Thanks so much to #mombossbrunch and #thetotalmomshow for this fun opportunity!
Holy mother forking shirt balls! We just survived an intense week of 2 events + 3 weddings...and it's November! 😮

With a few more weddings lined up until December, we will not be offering customized ornaments this year. But hey, Pinya Letters is turning 3 next month so that's exciting! 😉
In the past year, I've been asking myself - how do I go beyond my work as a calligrapher? How do I create social impact through my art? How do I become intentional about my business' role to my community.. to the clients I serve?

Answering these questions have been difficult, as being in the wedding Industry isn't really about social impact for the most part.

But then, I started becoming more mindful about Pinya Letters' decisions. I began purposefully collaborating and promoting POC (people of color) vendors and artists. I built a calligraphy workshop that centres identity and community healing. I eventually established @pinaycollection, a brand that celebrates and reclaims Filipina/x identity.

Pinya Letters is nowhere close to creating huge impact to our community, but we hope to continue  the small steps we've started and create bigger waves in the future. As an entrepreneur, how are you mindful of your business' social impact? Let's start a conversation below!
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Creative Director, Event Design & Production: @eristyledevents
Co-creative Director, Production & Make-up Artist & Hair: @dollfacedrediemua
Photography:
@karimahgheddaiphotography
Videography:
@inft.media
Floral Designer: @rorflowers
Modern Calligraphy: @pinyaletters
Backdrop, Props & Balloons: @foreverinbloom.ca
Custom & Bespoke Menswear: @mykingandbay
Event Drapery: @eventrentalgroup
Venue: @nationalclubtoronto
Fall is so here and we're extremely grateful for having a wonderful and busy summer! We are now booking for the 2020 wedding season and pumped for all the new exciting projects coming up! 🎉

Thanks to all of your support, this has been our busiest year so far! We can't wait to continue the momentum for next year! ✨
I know, I know, @pinyaletters has been MIA in here for a while; but we've been hard at work in the past few weeks that we lost the energy to keep up with instagram's algorithm! 😆 So, here's a quick recap of what's been happening!

1. We launched a sister company - @pinaycollection! Pinay Collection is a merch line that celebrates and reclaims Filipina/x identity. As part of our launch initiatives, we ran a couple Calligraphy workshops focused on reclaiming Tagalog words - one at the @entrepinayship Toronto Retreat and the other at our launch party at @paperpluscloth! Give us a follow, y'all!

2. We were published in print at @hitchedweddingmag (you'll see this gorg shot in their September issue); and once again at @todaysbridemag! Yaay to collaborating with so many talented industry vendors!

3. @fooodilicious and I ran a sold out Intro to Brush Lettering workshop last week and it felt so nice to run it in a space filled with enthusiastic creatives!

It's definitely been an incredible year so far and we're super excited of all that's yet to come! ✨ We also can't believe fall is here! What are you all looking forward to for the rest of the year?
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Creative Director, Event Design, Planning & Production: @eristyledevents
Co-creative Director, Production & Make-up Artist & Hair: @dollfacedrediemua
Photography: @karimahgheddaiphotography
Modern Calligraphy: @pinyaletters
Wedding Gown Designer: @je_vis_bridal
Custom & Bespoke Menswear: @mykingandbay
Fashion Jewelry: @juliatjoyllery
Venue: @nationalclubtoronto
Models: @mustbe_leon;  @_javiah

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.