Alice Mazzilli (aka AmpersandAlice) is a calligrapher/lettering artist based in London. With a background in typography, print and graffiti, Alice boasts a deep understanding of lettering, having experienced it in fields as varied as street art, illustration, graphic design, sign writing and calligraphy. She loves writing on anything – walls, skin, paper, glass – and she does so for clients including The Royal Academy of Arts, Smythson, and Mappin & Webb.
She apprenticed as a scribe with the celebrated writer Paul Antonio and has lived on a strict diet of palaeography and traditional calligraphy practice for the past three years.
Exploring historical letterforms mixed with contemporary interests, her biggest challenge is ‘to produce the perfect Roman caps alphabet with a flat brush.’