See more of her hand-lettering designs and inspirations behind the canvas
(Above right) Andrea Glover, owner of Letter Décor.
After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006, Andrea Glover started Letter Décor, featuring her clean hand-lettering that combines brushstroke calligraphy, cursive, and cheerful pops of color. Her canvases include phrases, foods (shrimp and grits! she-crab soup!), and places that embody life in the Lowcountry, as well as portraits of people and pets. “I have my own style, and I want people to say they bought something from a person who’s passionate about being positive and trying to uplift others,” she says.
Glover put a hold on selling her wares at the Charleston City Market, where she has been a vendor since 2013, and pivoted to creating custom orders nationally, allowing her business “to still flourish during the pandemic.”
In the hands of Andrea Glover, everyday words become works of art. The graphic designer brings her uplifting spirit and Southern flair to canvases used to brighten the walls of Lowcountry homes.
After her work was featured in January on the Women of Type Instagram feed with more than 70,000 followers, it inspired Glover to “really get creative” about finding new audiences for her work, collaborating with Estelle Colored Glass to create a window display for West Elm downtown and creating a hand-lettering tutorial video for the South Carolina State Museum’s Art Week in March.
Glover plans to return to the City Market later this year to continue selling her prints, and also plans to make more tutorials and videos where people can see her process and join in on the fun.
“As long as I’m being creative and doing design or artwork, I’m happy,” she says.