Category Archives: Resources

Starting a Calligraphy Business?

How do you get started in a calligraphy business? I don’t have all the details, but I do know that you’ll need to determine exactly what you want to do with your skills. I thought I’d jot down the different … Continue reading

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Making a folded pen or cola pen

Barbara Close taught her students how to make a folded pen, also known as a cola pen (yes, as in soda pop). A fellow student, Juan, graciously posed for the step-by-step photos. First we cut the strip of sheet metal Barbara … Continue reading

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Letters CA Style 2015

I and many other calligraphers spent four days this past weekend in Pomona, California at the annual Letters CA Style calligraphy workshop retreat. To get an idea of the many classes and the talent that was on hand, take a … Continue reading

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Western Calligraphy in the Movies

This is a fun list of western calligraphy being used in public theatrical films and TV shows. The calligraphy in this list may have appeared in titles, credits, used by characters in the film, or included calligraphic elements on objects. There are two … Continue reading

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Steve’s Resources

People have wondered how to get my prints, calligraphy book, videos of my work, and the iPhone apps I created on how to do calligraphy. I have set up this one page to display all the links to those resources. … Continue reading

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Quotes About Calligraphy

I collected these quotes from handouts given by various calligraphy teachers, from books, magazines, and other sources over the years. Each quote offers food for thought, and helps expand our understanding of our art. 

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Google Alerts

Sometimes we would like to get more information about our hobby (or livelihood). I remember back when I started in calligraphy (which was on or not long after 1972, based on the 20th Edition Speedball Handbook copyright, one of my … Continue reading

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Favorite Calligraphy Videos

Updated January 19, 2014. Contents (Contents links not working? Just scroll down.) Demonstrations Flourishes Gothic Capitals Insular Half-Uncial Medieval Manuscripts Quill and Reed pen making Misc. Instruction Personalities Saint John’s Bible Uncategorized Demonstrations Writing with different instruments (Japanese language) Envelope … Continue reading

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Calligraphy Internet Resources (guilds, supplies, images, learning, etc.)

Contents Calligraphy Guilds Learning Calligraphy Calligraphy Supplies in the U.S. Calligraphy Books Published Historical collections Glossaries of Calligraphy and Lettering Terms Wikipedia Calligraphy Entries Misc. Calligraphy Interest Calligraphy Images (various Internet search results) Sell Your Work or Services Alphabet Sentences (pangrams) Informational … Continue reading

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Calligraphy Books in Steve’s Collection

These books in my collection are listed here in no particular order at this time. I noted several books as RECOMMENDED for their particular excellence. The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering Annie Cicale 192pp 2004 Softcover. Full-color photos. Instructional. One … Continue reading

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Calligraphy Supplies Around the World

Sometimes people from outside the U.S. would like to know how they can get calligraphy supplies in their own country. So I thought I would do a search to find calligraphy sites around the world. The following is only a … Continue reading

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Making Line Spacing Guides in Microsoft Word

To make guidelines easily in Microsoft Word (and similar text programs): 1. Open a new page and set the margins all around so they are narrow, like .5″. 2. Hold down the Shift key and the Underline key and “draw” … Continue reading

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Calligraphy prints and book now available!

After seeing my book Spiritual Calligraphy, several people wondered where to get prints of the artwork. I opened up a shop on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/stevehusting and prepared several artworks for selling online. It is now open, so please come in … Continue reading

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Calligraphy book review: Dancin’ Pen by Carrie Imai

Specs: Copyright 2012 by Carrie Imai $24.94 book + DVD no ISBN www.carriedesigns.com 8 1/2 x 8″, paperback, coil bound, 46 pages 39-minute companion DVD included Full-color photos throughout

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Fantastic Calligraphy Links

I’ve been gathering calligraphy resource links on the web to add to my calligraphy apps. I’m putting them up here so anyone can enjoy the links. They are on two pages, one for videos, the other for non-videos. The pages … Continue reading

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