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An unusual collection of hand lettered art & illustration for folx who love many things

Some topics you’ll find covered here: queerness, justice, the enneagram, progressive Christianity, and a love for my little city of Rochester, NY

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Anna Vos: lefty, mother of two, wifey, queer human, she/her  (photo by Julia Merrell for Rochester Brainery)

Anna Vos: lefty, mother of two, wifey, queer human, she/her

(photo by Julia Merrell for Rochester Brainery)

I'm a lefty and the lady behind Owl Post Lettering, a small shop based in Rochester, NY. I love helping people find thoughtful gifts, teaching people new art skills, and reminding folx how loved they are.

I love words. I love letters. I have always loved the aesthetic of words and sentences and paragraphs. I was the kid in high school painting song lyrics on her ceiling. But after a failed middle-school attempt with a calligraphy kit, I assumed you had to be a "real artist" or some kind of superhero to make art with letters. It turns out, you don't have to be! After I found modern calligraphy in April 2016, I finally found what I wanted to be when I grew up and haven’t looked back.

My goal is to create work that makes you feel seen, connected, and alive. You are not alone in this world, and you are so, so beloved, and we all need a little reminding of that sometimes. 

Location

Rochester, NY

Pronouns

she/her/hers

Favorite Humans

My husband Elliot, and our two kids, Ruby and Rory

how i like my coffee

Plain with just cream, or fancy but not too sweet. Will always trade stickers for coffees at shows.

favorite shows

(Nerd alert!) Doctor Who, Parks & Rec, Fleabag, Bob’s Burgers

 

I would love to teach you what I know about modern calligraphy, lettering, and other crafts!

I have several classes available through the Rochester Brainery and am available for private workshops as well.

 

Available workshops:

Modern brush calligraphy

In Modern Brush Calligraphy, we focus on using small-style brush pens to learn the basics of calligraphy and letter-shapes. Students receive practice sheets and pens and are given individual attention in a group setting. You will leave the class with the foundations of modern calligraphy and the confidence to keep practicing and create beautiful modern calligraphy!

Brush Calligraphy: Level 2 

This new class will focus on layouts for lettering, as well as adding flourishing and more flair to your lettering! This class is for anyone who has taken Modern Brush Calligraphy (or has equivalent experience) and wants to really take their lettering and modern calligraphy to the next level. 

Dual-brush lettering

This class focuses on the power-house of the dual-brush pen, specifically those made by Tombow. These brush pens have a large tip, which can be daunting to the beginner, but they can be used to create beautiful lettering art AND be used as watercolor paint to make exciting backgrounds for lettering and greeting cards. We will explore it all in this class! 

Watercolor lettering

Learn the beauty of watercolor lettering. Students will receive a paintbrush and paint to take home, along with the skills they need to keep practicing! We'll go over some lettering basics as well as blending paint seamlessly. 

ipad lettering with the procreate app

iPad lettering is so versatile and so portable! Learn to use the Procreate app in this special digital-lettering class. We will go over the basics of using the app, plus some special tricks that are unique to the iPad. Students must have an iPad with Procreate installed and a stylus to participate (does not need to be an iPad Pro/Apple Pencil, though that is what I will be using). 

Faux Calligraphy

Love the look of modern calligraphy but confused by the brush pen? In this class, we learn the shapes of modern calligraphy and how to add the weighted lines in, all by using thin pens. Plus! This class includes a craft where we will decorate our own journals to take home.   

Making homemade pierogi

Not hand-lettering related, but I love to teach folks how to make homemade pierogi! I teach these classes seasonally through the Brainery, and they are available as a private class option as well. 

private classes

Interested in a class that focuses on making a craft? Choose from any of the above classes, or let's make your idea come to life! Contact me for more details! 

 

Upcoming classes at the Rochester Brainery

Contact me to set up a private lesson or workshop!

Or shop in person!

Upcoming local shows and events:

Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3,
MayDay! Underground Holiday Market
Village Gate, second floor, 274 N. Goodman St, Rochester, NY 14607
(accessible by elevator or stairs)

Saturday, November 8, 4pm-9pm
Wonderful Little Artisan Sale
The Gallery Salon, 35 Elton Street, Rochester, NY 14607
(accessible)

Small Business Saturday, November 30, 10am-4pm
Curated in Roc
The Armory, 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
(accessible)

December 6-8 AND 14-16, Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays 11am-10pm, Sundays 11am-6pm
Roc Holiday Village
MLK Park, Rochester, NY
(accessible)


Stockists:

Little Button Craft
658 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Rochester Brainery
176 Anderson Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Shop Peppermint
145 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
Various locations, Upstate NY

Have a question? Want something made just for you? Need a thoughtful gift? Want to collaborate? 

I want to hear from you! 

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Located in

Rochester, NY