When was the first time you picked up a calligraphy pen?In my sophomore year in high school, circa 1966. It was a B-Speedball and we started with monoline Romans. We then went to the C- Speedball and worked on Italic. I thought that I had died and gone to heaven. I had been trying to make signs for my Dad’s business with my brother’s model paints (Testor enamel) and a brush from Woolworth’s. The pen made the thick and thin lines! Amazing!
What is the best advice you ever received (lettering or otherwise)?Lettering advice, I think from Sheila [...]
Pat Blair When was the first time you picked up a calligraphy pen? My first introduction to lettering was a book called ABC of Lettering by Carl Holmes. I received it for Christmas when I was in grade school. I still have it! It was more letter illustration than calligraphy, but I remember a page in particular that had a lot of words designed to look like objects….. wood, flames, twigs…. my favorite were the letters that looked frozen, they had ice dripping from them. I don’t know why, but I loved them and drew them on everything! What is the best advice you ever received? Take your time. A lot of meaning in 3 words. Do [...]