Real Pen: Self Instructor in Penmanship

A rare book on penmanship.

Otherwise known as “The Golden Gems of Penmanship,” published in 1884 by Knowles and Maxim. This is a beautiful book on the artistry of calligraphy. This rare vintage instructional book has many examples, but little explantation, contrary to the books stating it has complete instructions. I tried the exercises and while being very fun and meditative, I still have a long way to go to produce something this beautiful.

Otherwise known as “The Golden Gems of Penmanship,” published in 1884 by Knowles and Maxim. This is a beautiful book on the artistry of calligraphy. This rare vintage instructional book has many examples, but little explantation, contrary to the books stating it has complete instructions. I tried the exercises and while being very fun and meditative, I still have a long way to go to produce something this beautiful.

Please feel free to share if you try any of these techniques or drawings, or even are just inspired to create something inspired by this book.

Please feel free to share if you try any of these techniques or drawings, or even are just inspired to create something inspired by this book.