"The making of letters in every form is for me
    the purest and greatest pleasure
."
       --Rudolf Koch, lettering artist and type designer


Margo Dittmer has been a lettering artist for over 20 years, having first discovered calligraphy as a cure for bad handwriting. She received her fundamental instruction in calligraphy while in New York City, and has been fortunate to study with many of today's pre-eminent lettering artists from around the world in workshops and at international conferences.

Having studied creative writing in college, the content, not just the shape of the written word is very important to her. In each project, Margo strives to find the appropriate visual expression for the content of the text. She is frequently consulted by designers who want something more than just another font. Her work gives the distinctive look that only marks made by hand can bring.

 
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Margo's studio has been in Portland, Maine since 1992. Her clients range from corporations to nervous brides and grooms, and projects include lettering for reproduction on calendars, catalogs, packaging and identity projects; for weddings, awards and other special events; and more artistic pieces for private clients and art shows.

Margo is founder and past president of the Casco Bay Scribes calligraphy guild. She has taught beginning and intermediate calligraphy classes through the guild and the University of Southern Maine Continuing Education Program.