Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Archive for ‘January, 2015’

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InkCage

The other day I received an InkCage, a kind of ink reservoir for pointed pen. It consists of a wire coil glued on the nib and…

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Blood red envelopes

Red is pretty much my favorite color ever, and also my favorite envelope color. It’s very in-your-face, and my philosophy is that calligraphy is meant to…

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Penmanship in Japan

Did you know that Spencerian, ornamental penmanship and bird flourishes was quite popular in Japan? In fact in Tokyo there is the Japanese Penmanship Association. This…