David Grimes: Masgrimes Calligraphy

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Curious Pencil Script

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Around the turn of the 20th century, American penmanship was at its zenith. Master writers, abundantly talented in numerous styles, filled the country from coast to coast and offered their pens for hire to ad agencies, private corporations, and most importantly penmanship magazines. One such style is known as 'American Engrosser's Script' and was brought to the forefront of the commercial world by the faculty of the Zanerian College in Columbus Ohio.

Commonly referred to as 'Copperplate', Engrosser's Script remains one of the most beautiful and instantly recognizable styles with appearances in many of our nation's founding documents, and an innumerable number of contemporary brands that you've undoubtedly come across in your lifetime. Many people find this style of writing to be particularly elusive because of the requirement that the writer use a dip pen (that is, a pen that dips into an inkwell) however, In this talk, you will find that these beautiful forms can be easily learned using a simple pencil and a little creativity. Come learn to write letters with thick and thin strokes with a single tool in as little as few hours!

David Grimes is a calligrapher, letterer, and designer from Portland, Oregon. He specializes in American Penmanship and teaches workshops and classes on Zanerian Engrosser's Script around the United States. David is an active member of the International Association of Master Penman, Engrosser's, and Teachers of Handwriting, and a current member of the Board of Directors for the Portland Society for Calligraphy. You can learn more about David and his recent work on his instagram - @masgrimes.

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