Scribe By Night
July 20, 2015 6:41 AM   Subscribe

Scribe By Night is a calligraphy Tumblr which seeks out calligraphy to reblog, from people just starting out to people who are very skilled.

Regular contributors are
  • Calligifphy (animated gifs of calligraphy)
  • 365 (daily script calligraphy)
  • Wild Siste (Graffiti Writer, Calligraphy and Lettering)
posted by Elementary Penguin (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
If I had a tumblr I would definitely submit the calligraphic stylings of Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin, who fills out the lineup card every day in calligraphy.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:55 AM on July 20, 2015 [2 favorites]

For someone whose handwriting looks like a drunken monkey got hold of stationery supplies, this is excellent porn to look at.
posted by xingcat at 7:40 AM on July 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

Dave Sim's lettering.
posted by Paul Slade at 7:45 AM on July 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

Bummed at the distinct lack of Asian calligraphy.
posted by chainsofreedom at 11:02 AM on July 20, 2015

the other day, I was labeling file folders at work ... but the only marker I could find was my caligraphy marker.

So now our study folders have been labeled in a novice pseudo-Carolingian hand.

Actually, I'm really looking forward to getting some proper nibbed pens. A marker is good for practicing the basics, but it doesn't flow as well as a pen. Pens are great for Latin or Hebrew calligraphy.
posted by jb at 10:29 PM on July 20, 2015

If you just want to dabble, I highly recommend the Pilot Parallel. It's an inexpensive cartridge pen, so you can practice without setting up for a dip pen.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 1:18 AM on July 21, 2015

Turns out that dip pens are much cheaper than cartridge, at least in my neighbourhood. Holder is about $3, nibs for $2.50 - you can set yourself up with a couple of sizes for the price of a cheap fountain pen.

But then, I already have bottled ink for my fountain pen. I did cartridges for a while, but got tired of the expense and the plastic waste.
posted by jb at 5:33 AM on July 21, 2015

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