Lamplighter London Modern Calligraphy Studio
Lamplighter London Mdern Calligraphy Workshop


Lamplighter London is a modern calligraphy, decorative lettering and illustration studio, based in East London. Founded in 2012 by Chiara Perano, we specialise in bespoke, unique and beautiful ideas for occasions and events; combining hand drawn elements with strong graphic design and high quality finishes. We believe in working closely with our clients to maximise creative collaboration, and provide an intimate service from initial meetings to your final delivered artwork. To see more of what we do, please visit the services page


Mulberry, YSL, Pret A Manger, Burberry, Nike, Matthew Williamson, 
kikki.K, HRH Princess of Greece, Jimmy Choo, FOX, Vanity Fair, Mr Porter


Lamplighter London founder Chiara Perano teaches the very popular Modern Calligraphy 101 workshop, in various London locations. The class covers the basics in learning the art of calligraphy, and includes a beautiful personalised starter kit to take home.  Visit the workshops page  for more information, find out class dates and to purchase tickets. Keep an eye on Instagram and Facebook for last minute availability, and sign up to the mailing list below to have new dates delivered to your inbox. 

Lamplighter also offer exclusive modern calligraphy events, styled for your work team or private group. We can come to your office and transform the boardroom, or find a beautiful location for your team building or client hosting activities. We will bring fresh cakes topped with seasonal herbs and flowers, bubbles and table decorations. Contact us today to find out more. 


Chiara Perano is an illustrator and designer by trade, and a self-taught calligrapher and hand letterer, specialising in modern, whimsical styles. From a love of beauty in nature, the written word and nostalgic lettering Lamplighter was born in 2012, an outlet for decorative design in ink, which had long been a passion. Fast forward 3 years, our small team has had the pleasure of working with many wonderful event planners, VIP, private and corporate clients, across fashion, music and media industries on large and small scale projects alike. It's been an incredible few years. 

The name "Lamplighter" stems from a dearly cherished poetry book by Robert Louis Stevenson, 'A Child's Garden of Verses', a favourite of the family, and close to heart. A romantic nod to Victorian London, when elaborate handwritten notes were a daily occurrence. 

Chiara's first illustrated modern calligraphy book, 'Nib + Ink' was published by Ebury, a division of Penguin Random House in March 2016. Buy the book here.