Chasing excellence in traditional artistic penwork.

Masgrimes Calligraphy Artworks

Calligraphy & Design

Masgrimes is a traditional calligraphy and design studio in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in heritage American penmanship and hold ourselves to the high standards established throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Our mission is to honor the rich history of American penmanship and produce penwork that endures the scruitiny of time.

Beyond that, we work to champion the preservation of the history of artistic penmanship in the United States by tracking down rare out-of-print books and handwriting specimens and making them freely available to everyone through our studio archive.

Thanks for visiting! Please reach out if you’re looking to commission work, share a piece of your family history with our readers, or request a portfolio review.

D. T. Grimes — Principal


David Grimes Portland Lettering and Calligraphy

We offer a heritage approach to the letter arts. We specialize in branding, editorial artwork, certificates & diplomas, props, etc. Our studio is ready to collaborate with meticulous attention-to-detail and handmade charm centuries in the making.

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