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World’s Oldest Multicolor Printed Book Opened and Digitized for the First Time
Calligraphy / December 25, 2016

Until now,  (Manual of Calligraphy and Painting), was deemed too fragile to be opened, let alone viewed by the public. The 17th century compilation of 50 artists and calligraphers contains the first known instance of multicoloured printing ever, is reputed to be “the most beautiful” set of prints of its kind, and has just been made available through Cambridge University’s Digital Library. See more of the historically significant and highly anticipated images below!                    

An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester
Calligraphy / October 13, 2015

Calligrapher and type designer Sebastian “Seb” Lester is one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram (@seblester). The hand drawn calligraphy videos that he creates are so satisfying to watch that I find myself returning to them time and time again. It’s no wonder he’s amassed a following of over 1.2 million followers on his various social channels. I asked Seb, of all the videos he’s made so far, which words have been the most fun to draw. The video above is a compilation of his favourites. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to ask him a bit more about his work as a sort of mini interview to accompany the video. You can read it in its entirety, a view some more videos, below.       Jeff Hamada: I read that after finishing up at Central Saint Martins, you moved to Lewes, England. What’s that like? Seb Lester: I lived in gritty, urban central London for seventeen years. For the last four years I have lived in Lewes, a medieval town in East Sussex, England. It is pretty much the exact opposite of London. I feel like I have moved to Narnia. JH: Can you describe in a little…

Jake Weidmann
Calligraphy / July 22, 2015

Jake Weidmann is one of 11 master penmen in the world. I wish the part where he is drawing the peacock feathers was a lot longer. Watch below!

Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi
Calligraphy / April 7, 2015

Beautiful calligraphic works by Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi. She lives and works in Tehran, Iran. More below!                  

Chaz Bojorquez
Calligraphy / December 13, 2014

An interview with Chaz Bojorquez. His calligraphy is beautiful, I could watch him paint all day. I wish people would make videos like this without cutting away to the talking head and just show the letters being created from beginning to end. Watch the video below! via: