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  • Writing and Illuminating and Lettering by Edward Johnston
    June 12, 2024

    Who is the Father of Calligraphy?

    Edward Johnston (1872-1944) played a pivotal role in reviving calligraphy at the end of the 19th century, breathing new life into this ancient art form.

    His influential work laid down the foundations of modern calligraphy, covering the principles of writing, the anatomy of letters, and the tools required for the craft.

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  • Tips on how to rule up accurately
    February 6, 2022

    How to Rule-Up

    Does anybody like ruling-up? Not many people do, but these tips will help make light work of this important activity. Accuracy is most important Time taken to accurately rule up will save a great deal of frustration later on. Ruling...

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  • Tips for practising
    February 1, 2022

    Tips for Practising a New Style

    It is best to practice frequently and in a constructive and methodical way. By setting yourself a target for the practice session you will be more focused and achieve better results. Practising a new style (Italic Minuscules) Here is an...

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  • Writing Numbers with a Broad-Edge Pen
    January 25, 2022

    Writing Numbers with a Broad-Edge Pen

    Numbers follow the characteristics of the main script. So, they should be sloped and based on an oval shape when written with Italics and round in shape and upright when written with Roman Capitals. Numbers can be either ranged or non-ranged. Ranged numbers...

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  • Learn Brush Pen Lettering
    February 10, 2020

    Learn Brush Pen Lettering

    With some practice, you can soon learn Brush Pen Lettering. As with many other calligraphy styles, letters are built up from combining a few basic brush strokes. Brush Strokes Master these five basic strokes and you’ll soon be writing with...

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  • Brush Pen Calligraphy Tutorial
    February 9, 2020

    Brush Pen Lettering Tutorials

    In previous Brush Pen Lettering posts, we explained how to write with a Brush Pen. By mastering the five basic brush strokes you are able to learn how to write with a Brush Pen much quicker.  To help you, Lindsey Bugbee from TPK kindly...

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  • 5 Tips for Learning a New Script
    December 29, 2015

    5 Tips for Learning a New Script

    Perhaps you have a little spare time coming up, and you’d like to use it to learn a new calligraphy script? A little aside on the terminology: in calligraphy, instead of saying  font, we say script. This is because fonts are only...

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  • Studying Copperplate Minuscule Letters
    June 29, 2013

    Copperplate Minuscule Letters (part 3)

    So far, all the Copperplate minuscules we have studied were based on a combination of the 8 basic strokes although in most cases these strokes had to be modified. There are only seven letters left to study, but these are...

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