Category Archives: Pointed Pen
William Caslon put England on the typographic map in 1734 when “Caslon” came out, providing stiff competition for Dutch typefaces. It became the most popular typeface of the 18th century, in particular in the colonies, where it was used to … Continue reading
Last weekend, I attended the Poetic Pen calligraphy workshop, taught by Heather Held, where we learned Italian Hand, the ancestor of English Roundhand. It’s quirky, but Heather’s enthusiasm is infectious, and I soon fell in love with its blobs and … Continue reading
An excerpt from Paul Verlaine’s poem Après Trois Ans (After Three Years).
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Fabulous New Year 2017!
Inspired by Rachel Yallop in her course Copperplate: A Different Look at the Swelling Line. This will be auctioned off at the Horizons Foundation’s annual gala.
In homage to Prince, a great songwriter, musician and artist. From his 1984 album Purple Rain.
Mon petit neveu, Alexis, fête ses quatre ans demain. Joyeux Anniversaire, Alexis! Pour voir le vidéo, veuillez cliquer sur l’image ci-dessous. My grandnephew, Alexis, is celebrating his fourth birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday, Alexis! To view a short calligraphy video, please click … Continue reading