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.

Supplies

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Recommended Books

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Pen Makers

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.