Monthly Archives: May 2018
Too much love
The text we know today as Formal Penmanship was written by Edward Johnston during the last fifteen years of his life and left unfinished. It was later edited by Heather Child from his notes and finally appeared in a posthumous … Continue reading
Quills and dip pens write wonderful sharp thick and thin strokes and are easy to use on one’s own writing desk. But no one sane — however passionate about handwriting — would, for example, walk into a meeting, dip pen … Continue reading
Resources for historical scripts
Stan Knight’s Historical Scripts, from classical times to the Renaissance is a very useful book and here is why.
An old writing manual
In 2004 I moved to Mauritius, a small island to the east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. One of the advantages of the downbeat life in the tropics, was that I had time for my research. It was also … Continue reading