Birmingham Calligraphy Society

Founded in 1987 the Birmingham Calligraphy Society is open to both amateurs and professionals alike and meets roughly every 6 weeks at the Pen Museum, Unit 3, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Hockley, Birmingham B1 3HS. We have a long association with the Pen Museum. For further details contact: Linda Winnett Telephone: 0121 744…

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Copperplate Facebook Cover Photo

A Copperplate Facebook cover photo was designed for us by Rachel Yallop. This time ‘Scribblers Calligraphy’ has been written in a wonderfully flourished Copperplate style. Here, Rachel describes how she developed her ideas and fine-tuned the design to produce a very elegant and flourished final piece. I am passionate about copperplate. It is, for me,…

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Creating a Facebook Cover Photo

Whilst designing a Facebook cover photo, Rachel Yallop. kindly agreed to make notes, to give us a better understanding of how a professional lettering artist approaches and creates such a lively and eye-catching piece of work. I’ve recently rediscovered the Zig Art & Graphic Twin felt pen and have been experimenting quite a bit with it.…

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Royal Line of Succession

To celebrate Her Majesty’s 60th year on the throne, heraldic artist Neil Bromley created an ornate family tree, detailing the royal line of succession since 1066. Set down in elegant calligraphy and decorated with intricate heraldic artwork, we can see the Royal Line unfold through history, from William the Conqueror in 1066 to Her Majesty…

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SSI Lay Member’s Day 2012

The Society of Scribes and Illuminators based in the UK, is one of the most well-established and respected calligraphy societies in the world. This year’s Lay Members day was another terrific event, and as always we had a great time.  It was really nice meeting fellow calligraphers. We have now attended five Lay Member Days…

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Start Calligraphy by Maureen Sullivan

This book is an ideal introduction to the traditional art of calligraphy. Maureen Sullivan has produced a great handbook for helping you to develop and create your own original calligraphic style, and to enjoy the art of ‘beautiful writing’.The book begins with the historical background to calligraphy; the materials and equipment you need; and basic…

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Calligraphy in 24, 1 Hour Lessons

What a great title for a book! Can you really learn the ancient art of calligraphy in just 24 hours?  This is a great book which ‘chunks down’ learning calligraphy into smaller manageable amounts. Just get started on the first of the 24 one-hour lessons contained in this book, follow the suggestions for practicing your…

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The Society of Bookbinders

The Society of Bookbinders is dedicated to traditional bookbinding and to the preservation and conservation of the printed and written word.Membership of the Society is open to anyone interested in the printed word, be you bookbinder (professional or hobbyist), conservator, librarian, book lover or collector, you will be welcome.Visit The Society of Bookbinders

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