A living list of calligraphy resources

Picking up the pen for the first time can be daunting when you’re not sure what a nib is, how gum arabic is supposed to work, or why certain papers just don’t like ink. To help point you in the right direction, we’ve assembled this curated list of calligraphy resources. Before jumping in, please review our Advertising disclosure. Some of these product links earn us money.

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.