I officially have a new hobby…I’m learning modern calligraphy with the help of Nib + Ink. The amazing, Chiara Perano, founder of Lamplighter London, has made it possible for everyone around the globe to learn the incredible art of modern calligraphy, with her book Nib + Ink.
Firstly, I must mention that art has never been my forte, or anything slightly artistic for that matter. So, for me to not only enjoy learning calligraphy, but also, actually not being half bad at it either, is quite the achievement for me.
So, back to the book. Nib + Ink, provides a step by step guide into the world of modern calligraphy. From what materials and nibs to use, to how to hold the pen, to how to do each individual letter and lastly, streaming the letters together to form words; it has you covered. Such clear steps make learning modern calligraphy a million times easier. I have only just started learning and am still going over and over my A-Z, but I have definitely made progress. I honestly enjoy learning it so much so, I find myself sitting in the one spot for over 3 hours at a time.
An amazing website that I have used to get all my nibs from is Ornasonova. It has all the ones that are recommended in the book. Looks a little dodge, but I would highly recommend it!
Basically what I’m trying to say is, anyone can learn modern calligraphy and it can be so enjoyable and relaxing. Not only does it look really cool once you master a word (‘hello’ is my new favourite word), but it is pretty fun too.
Let me know if you have any tips about calligraphy or if you’re learning too!