Calligraphy by Peter Taylor

Welcome to Peter Taylor’s Calligraphics established in Brisbane, Australia in 1987 and catering for the calligraphy needs of clients worldwide.

Peter is one of Australia's most respected calligraphers. He originally studied his craft in England under many of the world's leading scribes before settling in Brisbane. In 1979, he taught the state of Queensland's first ever calligraphy classes.

Peter is known for his expertise in both writing and teaching, and was approached by Allen & Unwin to write The Australian Manual of Calligraphy in 1987which was also published by Unwin Hyman / Harper Collins in the UK and New Zealand as A Manual of Calligraphy.

His new book, Practical Calligraphy, published by Hinkler Books in 2010 is now available in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, South East Asia, New Zealand, South Africa and online retailers.

For over 20 years, he has worked for private, corporate and government clients, calligraphing innumerable certificates, invitations, place cards, monograms and poems, as well as formal documents and presentations.

Peter's artworks have been exhibited in the Queensland Museum and the Queensland State Library, Queensland House in London and other galleries in England. His most prestigious commissions include the 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recognition Statement' for the government, and a hand-written and illuminated book for World Expo 88 as part of their gift to Her Majesty the Queen at its opening.

Peter will be delighted to create something special for you!

Peter is a Registered Queensland Teacher and Blue Card holder, providing tuition to adults and children individually or in groups; school visits or residencies and to teachers for in-service training.

Subjects include: Calligraphy and Illumination; Artist’s Book Construction; Creativity with Paper; Papermaking; Bookbinding; Writing and Illustrating Picture Books; Visual Literacy; Book Cover Design