Calligrapher | Book Artist

Resources & Links: Calligraphy

Individual Calligraphers

Favorite master calligraphers:
  • Denis Brown -- an enormously talented Irish calligrapher and visual artist.
  • An introduction to Michael Clark's work shows some of his commercial lettering. He has edited several issues of the magazine Scripsit; each issue features the work of several excellent lettering artists. Order them from John Neal, Bookseller (see Resources).
  • Glen Epstein teaches at the University of Iowa, and has many decades of experience as a calligrapher.
  • Thomas Ingmire -- master calligrapher and teacher usually living in San Francisco.
  • Martin Jackson -- Canadian calligrapher and teacher.
  • Michael Kecseg -- pointed pen genius.
  • Brody Neuenschwander -- master calligrapher who has applied his art to many different situations.
  • Izzy Pludwinski lives and works in Jerusalem. A gallery of his work -- Hebrew and English -- is presented, as well as information about his correspondence course in basic Hebrew lettering geared toward "Latin" calligraphers.
Even more excellent calligraphers:

Ornamental Penmanship

Favorite ornamental penpersons:
The web sites for ornamental penmanship resources online:
  • Dr. Joe Vitolo's web site,, provides all kinds of information about Ornamental Penmanship including lessons, informatino about pen nibs, histories of master penmen, videos of ornamental penmanship techniques, and much more.


... of a calligraphic nature

Organizations & Guilds

... from international to local
US Guilds, by State

Educational Opportunities

... on location or by correspondence

Study Aids & Recommendations

Recommended Reading List
Practice Helps
Lettering guidelines
Tools & materials I like (a very short list):