Calligraphy & Lettering

Masgrimes is a traditional calligraphy and lettering art studio based in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to produce penwork of the highest quality and champion the archival preservation of artistic penmanship in the United States.

David Grimes Portland Lettering and Calligraphy

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

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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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