Demonstration on how to cut quills by Ewan Clayton

29-07-2023 | Author | Categories: Inspirations | Tagi: , , , | 💬 »

Ewan Clayton demonstrates his goose feather quill cutting technique in a short video. The video shows the steps of preparing the quill of a feather to create a calligraphic tool. An interesting feature is the original feather quill knife. Clayton refers to it as the Crow knife and dates the creation of the tool to […]


Unveiling the Elegance: Tools of the Trade in Italic Calligraphy

28-07-2023 | Author | Categories: Inspirations | 💬 »

Mastering the art of Italic calligraphy, or Western calligraphy, requires not only skill and dedication but also the right tools. A crucial aspect of creating well-calligraphed handwriting is achieving good proportions in each stroke. As the width of the nib significantly influences these proportions, understanding the parameters of calligraphy tools is essential.


The Beauty of Latin Calligraphy: Exploring the Italic Script

27-07-2023 | Author | Categories: Inspirations | 💬 »

The art of calligraphy, defined as the ability to write beautifully, correctly, and neatly, has a rich history that dates back to the origins of the written word itself. The evolution of calligraphy has given rise to a multitude of styles and forms, with the alphabet being a prominent focus. Among the various calligraphic styles, the Italic script, a beautiful and elegant form of Latin calligraphy, holds a special place. In this blog post, we will delve into the captivating history of Latin calligraphy, with a particular emphasis on the allure of the Italic script.