FREE Valentines Cards!

It's the season of luuuuurve! Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, it’s a fab time to tell someone that you love them so I created some hand-lettered cards for you to print out and give to your faves for FREE!

FREE Christmas Gift Tags!

Since it’s the season of giving, I thought it would be fun to share a freebie with you! These gift tags feature hand-lettering by yours truly and are a bit of fun to take your christmas gift wrapping to the next level!

Let's Talk Letters with Kate Key

Kate Key is a superstar when it comes to branding and illustration. As a freelance designer in Auckland, New Zealand, Kate works on wonderful projects creating logos, identities, illustrations, packaging design, collateral, websites and more! She also creates the most beautiful moodboards for her clients which I am obsessed with!

Type Classification: Introduction to Typography #3

Now that you know what typography is and understand the difference between typefaces and fonts, you can start having some fun with type. No typeface is created equal, they come in all shapes and sizes, and each one has it’s own style and characteristics. While you can pick and choose typefaces as you like, it’s important to know how to categorise them so that you can know what you’re looking for and why.

What Is Typography: Introduction to Typography #1

As designers, typography is fundamental to everything that we do. It’s important to all designers, no matter what you’re working on, to have a basic understanding of typography, where it came from and how we should be using it. This series will cover the basics of typography, starting with the most obvious question, “what is typography?”

Word Up Exhibition

Last month, I was honoured to be a part of the Word Up Exhibition at Matchbox Studios in Wellington alongside 3 incredibly talented women. Other than my university final year exhibition, this was my first exhibition and I loved it. Each stage of the exhibition process provided it’s challenges and it’s benefits, as I’m about to share with you!

The First Prints!

Black & White Studios is proud to announce the launch of the first prints! There are currently three new prints available in a variety of sizes, all printed on glorious 310GSM Ilford Photo Rag paper stock thanks to The Big Picture!Here’s an introduction to each of the prints - I hope you enjoy them!

Meet the Maker

Hey! My name is Hollie Arnett and I’m a typographer & hand lettering artist living in Wellington, New Zealand. I’m the founder of Black & White Studios and I wanted to introduce myself!


I am so happy to announce that Black & White Studios is finally launched! Read more to get an introduction to the studio, find out why it exists, what we do, and what the future might hold!