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Offline Starlee

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New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« on: June 05, 2015, 04:16:26 PM »
I had to share this awesome article in the New Yorker about calligraphy and Instagram.  http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/calligraphy-stars-instagram

The best part? It features our dear friends Linda (Linda Y/@lindayoshida) and Gail (@the_md_writes) I am not surprised. You guys are just awesome...awesome calligraphy and beautiful people. Congratulations!!!
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Offline Brad franklin

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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 04:25:38 PM »
Nice!

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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 04:32:04 PM »
Wow!!! This is so cool. Thanks for sharing. It's great to read it from an outsider and how they mention "the most fabulous mail" that Ff members exchange. Congrats to the famous between us! I see a lot of work knocking on your door hehe
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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 04:49:08 PM »
Woohoo!!! Congratulations, Linda and Gail! :)
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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015, 05:07:54 PM »
Linda and Gail are in THE NEW YORKER OMG!

Congrats!!!!! The calligraphy nerds are infiltrating!
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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 06:43:39 PM »
Wow congrats! I love all of the calligraphy attention in the news. Take that ink-jet printers!

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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2015, 07:04:22 PM »
Great article!  Congratulations!

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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 07:11:53 PM »
Whoa, thanks Flourish peeps. I'm still kind of in shock.

So if you're not friends with me on Facebook, here's the full disclosure. Alexandra (the writer) and I are acquaintances on social media through my husband's mid-century modern collectors group. She is a wonderful writer, architectural critic, and overall champion of good design.

A few weeks ago, she contacted me for suggestions on notable IG calligraphers to chat with about calligraphy and instagram for an article she was working on. She has a very popular blog so I figured that's where the article was going to be published. I sent her IG links to Mr. John Stevens, Gail, Heather Held, Faust New York, and a few others, so she can see a wide range and representation of calligraphy styles, from students to masters and in-between. Last week, she emailed me some questions to answer - I was really surprised and flattered that she asked, so I shared my thoughts. I had no idea if she was going to use any of it.

I was waiting for her to share a link to her blog - and this morning, instead of the blog, it was actually an article for The New Yorker. Needless to say I'm more surprised than you are. "Linda who?" Seriously.

Thanks for the kind words of support - this just goes to show the power of new technology such as social media, that even random connections can turn into something meaningful.

« Last Edit: June 05, 2015, 07:49:26 PM by Linda Y. »

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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2015, 06:14:33 AM »
So wonderful and incredibly deserved! Linda you are the best - so generous with knowledge, dedicated and talented, and thoughtful. Glad to see the New Yorker sees that as well!

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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2015, 07:53:45 AM »
Wow! Congratulations! You deserve it!
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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2015, 08:09:32 AM »
Oh wow! Congratulations Linda and Ate Gail! <3 Such an inspiration to everyone :)
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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2015, 08:36:31 AM »
Good Heavens!!!  Gail and Linda--congratulations to you both!!  That was a fantastic article, too. 
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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2015, 01:56:19 PM »
So that's where she got the info from– I had been wondering because she had a good selection of styles in her article.
Linda, you rock!
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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2015, 07:07:45 PM »
You go, Linda!! I love seeing you and Gail, calligraphy, and calligraphy on IG get such great exposure!
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Re: New Yorker article: yeah Linda and Gail!
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2015, 09:52:25 PM »
Well-deserved!
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