In keeping with my attempts to shop locally, I made sure to contact Brewster calligrapher Rick Paulus when it came time for a new logo. As the former calligrapher to the White House, he knows how to use a pen.
Since beginning his career in 1985, he's trained under first full-time White House calligrapher A.B. Tolley, served as engrosser for the State House, and worked as calligrapher for the Clinton administration. Most recently, however, he moved home to Brewster to open up his own studio.
Tucked into a modest clapboard shed behind his house at 2814 Main Street, the studio is decorated with bold blues and stark white. Exquisitely decorated papers lettered with sayings and invites are scattered about to dry, and his friendly dog is sure to greet you with tail wagging.
Already over the short course of its first season, Cape Lettering Arts has made quite a mark on area customers, myself included. If you're in the neighborhood, be sure to check it out.
Thanks, Rick, for a job well done!