Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Archive for ‘January, 2015’



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…


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…


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…