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Sep 27, 2020

We use the famous words of Brian Walker, shared by Heather Held, to format today's episode. We talk about resources to study from, tools to practice with, and asked our listeners to reflect on their own experiences and offer up advice to new broad edge calligraphers.

Below are the resources we mentioned:


  • Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters 
  • The Speedball Textbook 
  • Pen Lettering by Ann Camp 
  • Writing & Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston 
  •  Calligraphy for Kids by Eleanor Winters 
  • Calligraphy Studio by Christopher Calderhead 
  • The Art of Calligraphy: A Practical Guide to the Skills and Techniques by  David Harris (also has a nice bit about the history of each script with a generous number of colour pictures) 
  • Calligraphy Made Easy: a Complete Beginners Guide by Gaynor Goffe 


  • – blackletter
  • – various manuals


  • Pilot parallel pen 
  • Speedball nibs 
  • Automatic pens 
  • Mitchell nibs: 
  • Carpenter pencils 
  • Brause nibs 
  • Papers: Cotton Comp, Bond Layout, Gilbert Bond