Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

About Me


My name is Schin Loong and I am a calligrapher and illustrator in Las Vegas. In the day time I work as a graphic designer and illustrator in a gaming studio, and in the night time I am your friendly neighborhood calligrapher from Openinkstand.

My inspiration comes from opening an ink well (hence the studio name), smelling the ink and feeling the tactile sensation of a dip nib pulling across a sheet of paper. The same tools used by the masters of calligraphy and penmanship for hundreds of years.

When I am not writing, I enjoy playing with my puppy Wuffles, maintaining a small collection of fountain pens, succulents, bad puns, vintage stationery and penmanship specimens. I am a member of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) and The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes.

I hope you enjoy my blog!

Beginning Spencerian Script, The Writer’s Block, Las Vegas 2015
Spencerian and Ornamental Penmanship, Twig & Fig, California 2015
Fancy Calligraphed Snail Mail, Twig & Fig, California 2016

Louis Vuitton, Casa Dragones, iHeartRadio, Mohawk Fine Papers, Louis XIII etc.

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3 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Evie

    You are so inspiring! I’ve dabbled in straight edge calligraphy on and off since I was 14 and am now 36! But your tutorials and advice makes me think that Copperplate and Spencerian might be possible for me too, when it’s always seemed much to difficult until now. It’s taken over 20 years for someone to inspire me to blow the dust off my penholders and nibs, so I think you have a very rare and precious gift to be able to communicate your passion with people. Thank you so much xxx


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