Master Penman Connie Chen

Bill Lilly signed Connie Chen’s Master Penman certificate in October, 2015 making 12 Master Penmen.

Connie Chen

The society of Master Penman includes Masters of Penmanship and Master Engrossers. Currently, there are 700 members. And there are 12 Master Penmen. Connie Chen achieved that status in Oct, 2015

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Expression in Form, Rhythm, & Movement with John Stevens

John Stevens is a true modern master of letterforms. This lecture took place on November 16, 2015 at The Cooper Union as part of [email protected]‘s Herb Lubalin Lecture Series.

A look at the thematic visual elements and relationships of letterforming from a craft & image-making perspective. Although great skill is required for the best calligraphy, one can get lost in the minutiae. Thinking in terms of visual language (not forgetting content) frees us to say what we really want to say or express.

The New 25 Calligraffiti Ambassadors

These are the new 25 Calligraffiti Ambassadors (In no particular order) making a total of 50:

VikaVita (Ukraine)
facebook.com/vikatavitaka
facebook.com/VikaVita-The-calligraphy-sisters-440632382750278
facebook.com/vitalina.lopukhina
instagram.com/vikatata
behance.net/VikaVita_Lopukhiny
vikavita.com

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Calligraffiti Ambassadors

In the beginning of April, Niels Shoe Meulman made an announcement on his Calligraffiti page, that it is changing from an Artist page to a Community.

The legendary artist Niels “Shoe” Meulman, also founder of the title calligraffiti, has chosen 25 international artists as ambassadors, who represent this artform, beginning at the exhibition at Affenfaust Gallery.

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Ancient Manuscripts from Vatican Library

The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 AD and holds over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates and incunabula (books printed prior to 1500 AD) written throughout history by people of different faiths from across the world.

The ancient documents are now being preserved under the DigitaVaticana programme using FITS, the format developed by Nasa to store images, astronomical, and astrophysical data, and until now, only 500 manuscripts and 600 incunabula were available to view on the Vatican Library website.

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