Longhand Penmanship

Hi Everybody 🙂 I’m a big penmanship nerd in general, my longhand included, and am the only person I know who regularly “improves” his writing style by replacing letter forms, ligatures, and by practicing penmanship. I think my current writing most resembles Zapfino, except with longer T ascenders and reversed-curving Ls like the Ds.

Anyway, my question is (especially for JohnSapp!), are there any good penmanship exercises/free books/resources online, especially for Copperplate or other 18th-century alphabets that used to be studied and are now considered “calligraphy”?

Thanks 🙂 I’m asking because I’m considering another “upgrade” and am really liking those 18th-century alphabets!

(by niftyboy1 for everyone)

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  1.   Yes—The website of the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting has everything you could want to learn to write like George Washington (or J.R.Gregg)…even printable guide sheets!   http://www.iampeth.com/lessons.htm   There are extensive Copperplate resources, but if you are working on your everyday handwriting, check out these sections, which are faster to write: * Ornamental Penmanship * Cursive Handwriting * Spencerian Ladies Hand   Don't miss the videos—they are amazing!

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