A living list of calligraphy resources
Picking up the pen for the first time can be a daunting challenge when you’re not sure what a nib is, how gum arabic is supposed to work, and why certain papers just don’t like ink. Because of the huge amount of information out there, we thought a simple, curated list of calligraphy resources would be a great way to get you started learning and inspire you to pick up a pen.
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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
- An Elegant Hand
- Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy
- The Universal Penman
- Layout and Design For Calligraphers
- The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering
- Written Letters
Each of these makers has a magnificent ability to bring solid shape to ideas about what a writing tool should look like and, more importantly, how it should function.
- Sir Andrew Hunter
- Dr. Joseph Vitolo
- Marcus Carlini
- Bryan Chabolla
- Suzanne Cunningham
- Nina Tran
- Kimi Tang
- Melissa Esplin