Tag: Basics

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Let‘s Talk About Handwritten Words

A Guest Blogpost @ifolor

I had the awesome opportunity to create a series of blog posts all about Calligraphy, Brushlettering and how to incorporate it into your life with some great photography products. This series was written for the photo printing service ifolor, which is where I do order all photography products, so collaborating with them was a lot of fun!

Also they kindly provide a Coupon Code for you guys. 30% off using the Code HALFAPX018

Original Post in German Read Here

Also available in translated version, in English, French and Italian

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Calligraphy Starter Kit

what you need to kickstart your journey

Calligrpahy requires a lot more tools than most other writing instruments and not a day goes by that I don’t get at least one message of people asking what tools they need to get their own calligraphy adventure started.
I am writing the calligraphy 101 series, which should give you a general idea on the tools needed, but for some people that is not enough. Some people want to know exactly what products they should get. If you are one of those people – this post is for you.
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Calligraphy material save or splurge

Where does more money really make a difference?

I know as a beginner, especially when you’re not really sure if Calligraphy is really your thing any kind of investment is worth one or two thoughts. You don’t want to spend a ton of money, unless you’re sure. So what route should you go? Get everything cheap? Get everything good, so you really know it’s not the tools that are bad? Here’s a – slightly opinionated – post where saving is fine and when splurging might make a really big difference.

This time I promise to cut myself short!

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Let’s talk Holders

Different holder mechanisms, price classes and the difference between straight and oblique

When I first saw that the prices for a nib and pen holder were below 5 dollars I was happy. I felt like for the first time in this lettering world something was not gonna bankrupt me. Boy was I wrong.

Pen holders. Ranging from straight to oblique, from cheap and inexpensive plastic sticks to custom pieces of art made from exotic woods. I have totally fallen down the rabbit hole of pen holders and as the next installments of the Calligraphy 101 series it is the next logical step. We’ve talked general. We’ve talked nibs. Let’s talk the calligraphy version of a magic wand.

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Calligraphy 101 – The Beginning

An introduction into the world of pointed pen

How does one get started with calligraphy? What supplies can you recommend for a beginner? I get those kind of questions about every other day. So I decided to start this series of Calligraphy 101 to give an introduction into this world I have really started to love in the past year.

In this first post I want to give you guys an introduction into what I would consider the best supplies to get started if you never used a dip pen before.

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