Crystal Kluge : Minneapolis calligrapher, illustrator & typeface designer

Crystal Kluge : Minneapolis calligrapher, illustrator & typeface designer


Crystal is an illustrator & lettering artist based in Minneapolis/St.Paul. Lettering professionally since 1999, her signature lettering style helped launch the popular "modern calligraphy" trend. Her designs have graced magazine pages, a multitude of giftware & stationery products, advertising campaigns, logos & store fronts, art museum walls, tattooed bodies and an eclectic range of special events from swank Hollywood parties, Park Avenue soirées and Moroccan bashes to intimate mountain nuptials in a yurt.

An expanding collection of digital fonts based on her work are used by designers around the globe. She has created custom fonts for Google, Nestle and Neapolitan. Her personal foundry Tart Workshop has received acclaim as Top Fonts of the Year from &

Custom font design services available.

Private calligraphy classes offered via request.


select clients & licenseés:

Simon & Schuster - Target - Google - PepsiCo - Nestle - Nordstroms - JWT - Seasons of Cannon Falls - Walker Art Center - National Ovarian Cancer Alliance  Children's Cancer Research Fund - Minneapolis Institute of Arts  Mpls|St.Paul Magazine - MSP Weddings - Minnesota Bride - DEMDACO - Mrs. Grossmans - Paper Source Inc. - Best Buy - Siemens - Solve - Minted - Persnickety Clothing - BlowDry Bar - Yum Kitchen! - French Meadow Bakery - Brevity Jewelry

       . . . and many fine stationers & letterpress shops across the US and over the pond.