Thursday, January 11, 2007

Penman Scrapbooks

Stocks cartoon


calligraphic bird


penmanship example


calligraphic bird


IAMPETH calligraphy example


scrapbook calligraphy - bird


penmanship letters


IAMPETH scrapbook calligraphy


Penmanship scrapbook example - 'spring'


bird calligraphy


feather calligraphy


Drawing of bird in calligraphy scrapbook


bird penmanship exercise


bird calligraphy from IAMPETH


Alphabet calligaphy



Why do birds feature so prominently in penmanship exercises? IAMPETH (The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) recently added two scrapbooks to their rare books on calligraphy and penmanship holdings. The dated examples were from around 1900. {Large images are available} [Some of the above images were cleaned up and trimmed slightly - click for enlarged versions]

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stunning pk.

As usual.

Anonymous said...

"Shoo! No flies allowed on my pen." (ha!)

gl.

Anonymous said...

amaaaazing trace...

Anonymous said...

insanely delightful

Anonymous said...

I never would have guessed penmanship exercises to be so lovely. I've just found your blog and would like to thank you for digging up gems like these.

IAMPETH Convention 2006 said...

Birds were/are a favorite motif because 1. they are very graceful creatures and 2. the connection of the bird to the quill/pen

Nice website.

James Ivey
IAMPETH Webmaster
www.iampeth.com

pk said...

quill/pen

Ahhh. Of course. Now I see it was a stupid question. Heh. Thanks James.

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