Calligraphy & Lettering

Masgrimes is a traditional calligraphy and letter design studio located in Portland, Oregon. We are dedicated to producing calligraphy and pen artwork of the highest quality and the archival preservation of artistic penmanship in the United States.

David Grimes Portland Lettering and Calligraphy

High standards distinguish our work at Masgrimes studio. We offer turnkey services for graduation diplomas, marriage certificates, memorial albums, brand marks, logotypes etc., and accept a small amount of fine-art commission work throughout the year.

To discuss a project of your own, please feel free to reach out.


Learn Engrosser’s Script

Dreaming In Script is a twelve-section online calligraphy training course which details the traditional American style of script calligraphy known as Engrosser’s Script. Students learn everything from how to adjust their brand new pen to crafting letters, words, and small bodies of script for use in designs and as stand-alone art pieces. Beginners welcomed!

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