Vetted resources for penmen
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.
We have had pleasant experiences purchasing from the following companies and would recommend each highly. Customer service, selection, and shipping should be equally excellent.
Here are a few free files that I use for my practice. Make sure you print them on ink-friendly paper.
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
- The Zanerian Manual
- An Elegant Hand
- Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy
- The Universal Penman
- Layout and Design For Calligraphers
- The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering
- Written Letters
- Christopher Yoke
The largest penmaker around. If you want something functional, beautiful, well-researched and priced fair, Yoke is your guy.