or, “The Flying Pen”, is a website dedicated to beautiful letters and their stories. Here, calligraphers and script-lovers will find a place to cultivate their passion by diving into the history of calligraphy and finding inspiration in the works of old writing-masters.
Dive Into The History of Scripts
As I just hit “publish” on my catalogue of Ascenders variations, I thought it may be useful to have a look at the flourishing habits of past writing masters and take the time to explain the few rules of flourishing… I think it is quite clear that calligraphers today are very attracted to flourishing… I […]
I already told you about the various styles within the Round Hand family, and why writing masters needed to distinguish between each of these styles. Before telling you more about the classic Round Hand itself, I feel like it would be interesting to dive into the family tree of this writing style and uncover […]
Well, that title is a lie : Obviously, a pointed nib is what you need to write a “pointed pen style” ? !… All calligraphers spend a lot of time thinking about their nibs, especially when it comes to pointed pen calligraphy, as there are so many different nibs to choose from… But did you know that Copperplate […]
In my previous post, I briefly wrote about what I called the English Round Hand’s “sub-styles”. Today I want to take the time to explain what I meant and show you what those styles are. In the 17th and 18th centuries, professional scribes had to learn a wide variety of hands because different styles were […]