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50 Gorgeous Examples of Chalk Lettering To Inspire Your Next Project

Laura Busche March 31, 2021 · 13 min read
You’ve probably seen it at a trendy café, farmer’s market or your hip friend’s kitchen wall. Chalk lettering is everywhere these days, and for good reason. The worn out feel of chalk combined with the organic, naïve vibe of hand lettering results in a visual style that is nothing short of charming. While sometimes artists use actual chalk to create this effect, there are now alternatives like liquid chalk and chalk markers that make the process much easier. Some of our shop owners have even created digital kits to imitate the chalky style. If you´re curious, take a look at the collection at the bottom of this post. To inspire your next chalk lettering project, we’ve collected 50 of the most amazing examples other creatives have shared on Instagram. Enjoy!

In the last #LDSgenconf, Jeffrey R. Holland gave a beautiful talk about motherhood. One of my favorite parts was an excerpt of a letter he received from a young mother – one part read: • “…such love will range between unbearable and transcendent, over and over again…” • Oh how true this is! I am in constant awe of how quickly my feelings can change from complete frustration to absolute joy. The key is to remember that those wonderful moments will come and they will make up for all the rough patches. • So, don’t feel like a terrible mother if you want to run away or escape or call it quits every once in awhile (or every five minutes) – you are not alone. But we can all do way more than we think when we turn to Our Savior who can help us with every tantrum and every sleepless night. He’ll also be there to rejoice with us when we get to enjoy sweet baby coos and unexpected hugs. • We can do it! Love to all of you!! ❤️-Lisa #motherhood #chalkart #HLDvideos

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Word! #chalktype #goodtype baby’s room. #BrinkleysSpot

A photo posted by Mike Jones (@bucket826) on

Chocolate + chalk lettering = ???? #handlettering #chalktype

A photo posted by Nellie Ortiz (@sunnysince92) on

Her hafta Serdesin’de yazıyorum. @serdesin #serdesin #handmade #chalktypography #lettering

A photo posted by Can Dağlı Artworks (@cdartworks) on

????Fall chalkboard sign $33???? only 2 left #thompsonscanyon #fall #falldecor #chalksign

A photo posted by Thompsons Gift Shop (@thompsonscanyon) on

Someone had to.

A photo posted by Matthew Plett (@datmattmatt) on

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First day back from moving and road tripping through the Pacific North West and GOOOD lawwwd was it gorgeous. I have to admit, I was going a little nuts trying to catch up on orders while moving (I.E: customer receives MY missing comcast bill along with her order the same day I shipped 9 signs and boxed my whole house ????) I am always trying to take on everything by myself and am the last person to ask for help, which has really hindered my success in times like this. Luckily, I have such a solid support team in my life and was reminded that no matter how important things may seem, sometimes you have to take those mental breaks… EVEN if you think you don’t need them. I did just that and it has completely given me the creative boost I was needing for all you fall orders! I’m so grateful I have the opportunity to make pretty things for such awesome people such as yourselves and can’t thank you enough for all the positive feedback/ patience with this one woman show. Open orders: Don’t you fret, I’ll be in contact today!

A photo posted by Kai Nomellini (@leftyladychalkshop) on

Fancy Gatsby affair… YES PLEASE!

A photo posted by Kai Nomellini (@leftyladychalkshop) on

Spending the morning at the markets#chalkboardsign #silvertraychalkboard #merrychristmas #chalkboardart #blackboardart #lovemyhome

A photo posted by Lovely Lines chalk art (@lovely.lines) on

Trabalho… #chalkboard #negraluart #blackboardart #workart #ideas #quadronegroegiz #quadronegro #typography

A photo posted by Lu de Andrade (@lu_ponciano_7) on

#quote #typography #type #lettering #vida #frase #chalk #chalkboard #blackboard #blackboardart

A photo posted by Vic (@vicpalval) on

Custom Chalkboard canvas Backdrop Is in the works, friends! Simply provide names, dates and a sweet love quote. Artwork is finished within weeks, shipped off in a canvas tube and you hang wherever desired on your big day. ***Voila***a wedding dream come true! How many of you would purchase this for your very own special day or event?? {photo and artwork not mine} #chalkart #chalkdesign #chalkartist #weddingphotobooth #photoboothbackdrop #photobooth #chalkboardsign #chalksign #typography #calligraphy #script #handlettering #handpaintedsign #chalkboardmenu #chalkmenu #wedding #engaged #weddingdecor #coffeechalk #chalkboard #coffee #philzcoffee #bayarea #oakland #sanfrancisco #berkeley #wholefoodsmarket #shoplocal #leftyladychalkshop

A photo posted by Kai Nomellini (@leftyladychalkshop) on

Annual Banquet Preparations! #lessthan12hours! #countrylivingforever #birdcages #freshflowers #chalkboardart

A photo posted by Luray-Page Chamber of Commerce (@visitluraypageva) on

Chalkboard lettering ???? Si se interesan en mi trabajo me pueden escribir a ????

A photo posted by Luis Miguel Type ✒ (@letmetype) on

Our Seusstastic #harrisonisonederful #chalkboardsign is a nostalgic treasure featuring #calligraphyinkbyro ????????

A photo posted by by Alex Ferranti (@mainlinepartydesign) on

This is how 2 of our artists are building hope. How are you? #buildinghopekalamazoo

A photo posted by Kalamazoo Gospel Mission (@kzoobuildinghope) on

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Laura Busche

Brand strategist. Creating design tools to empower creative entrepreneurs. Author of the Lean Branding book. MA in Design Management from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

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