Calligraphy and Lettering Layout Tips

Calligraphy and Lettering Layout Tips | The Postman's Knock

I’ll be the first to admit that figuring out calligraphy and lettering layout can sometimes be more difficult than writing the actual words you want to lay out! That’s because there are so many choices as far as how to present your information: do you justify to the left, do you center, do you add illustrated elements to highlight certain information? What do you want your viewer’s eye to focus on first, and how do you achieve that focus?
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Using Brush Pens for Calligraphy + A Tombow Giveaway

Writing Calligraphy with Brush Pens | The Postman's Knock

I have written a general overview of brush pens before, but today I want to talk about using brush pens for calligraphy in particular. Flexible tips, quick-drying ink, and familiarity (since you’ve probably worked with markers before) make brush pens a wonderful candidate for not only creating modern calligraphy — but also for learning how to create modern calligraphy!
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Introducing the Amy Style Learn Calligraphy for a Latté Worksheet Set + Video Course

Introducing the Amy Style Learn Calligraphy for a Latté Set + Video Course | The Postman's Knock

A lot goes into making a Learn Calligraphy for a Latté set; first, what I call the “Getting Back in Touch with Popular Culture While Doing Some Serious Calligraphing” phase occurs. In this phase, I create all the letterforms and calligraphy needed for the set. Generally, this takes enough time that I am able to watch an entire Netflix or HBO series. {For this set, it was Girls.}
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Dip Pens & Fountain Pens: Not as Similar as You Think

Dip Pens & Fountain Pens: Not as Similar as You Think | The Postman's Knock

I remember having an internal debate when I decided to learn calligraphy: “Do I start with one of those pens you dip into ink, or do I start with one of those pens that already has an ink cartridge in it?” As far as I knew, dip pens and fountain pens were essentially the same thing, but fountain pens seemed to be more portable and convenient. Gosh, was I wrong! I have gleaned from reader emails that — understandably — some people have the same mentality that I did. The goal of this post, therefore, is to explain to you how fountain pens are different from from dip pens.
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Don’t Freak Out: 6 Ways to Correct Art & Calligraphy Errors

Don't Freak Out: Ways to Correct Art & Calligraphy Errors | The Postman's Knock

Put yourself in this scenario: you’ve been working for hours on a beautiful 8″x10″ calligraphy piece as a gift for someone. It’s a poem, and you’re at the last word. All of a sudden, the tines of your nib catch on an upstroke, and little droplets of ink spray out around your word. What do you do? Well, my frazzled friend, that is what this blog post endeavors to answer. In it, you’ll find out several ways to correct art and calligraphy errors; and questions to ask yourself to determine whether it’s time to scrap your well-loved, energy-intensive project and begin anew.
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