Playing with the archaic long-s style.

1 is the modern form,

2 would be the form from 18th century and before,

3 is replacing all styles of s with the long-s

#history #calligraphy #copperplate #handwriting #writing @calligraphy

My reattempt at the Aleister Crowley quote. A few notable mistakes but considering i haven't practiced in months id say its a lot better than i expected. I clearly need to get back t practicing though as the writing looks a bit strained.

#Calligraphy #Copperplate #writing #handwriting #Cursive @calligraphy

God damnit. I got half way through writing this long quote and someone distracted me and i screwed up. I hate when this happens!!! It was looking pretty nice to... Oh well gonna start over.

#Calligraphy #Copperplate @calligraphy

I have switched the style on my lowercase k and with that suddenly my #Copperplate (Italian Hand variant) finally looks nice. No matter what i did i never could get the style of the k to look right using its normal form.

#Calligraphy @calligraphy

I found my first attempt at doing a caroligian script from years ago. The words at the time were just random unrelated practice words, i wasnt even trying to form a sentence. Funnily enough it turns out to be rather relevant and true anyway these many years later.

#calligraphy #writing #apple #mac @calligraphy

Just did a rather intense repair job on 80 some year old fountain pen with adjustable nib. I can probably get close to 1k now for this thing if i ever wanted to sell.

I figured soldering the little tabs on might work better than glue... this is my 4th try but its working.

#antiques #pens #calligraphy @calligraphy

My latest pen is a wet-noodle (extremely flexible) 100+ year old fountain pen. She writes beautifully and is a Waterman's 42 1/2 (the creator of the fountain pen). Moreover she is a safety pen, meaning the nib retracts into the barrel before you put the cap on. There arent too many of these floating around after over 100 years!

@calligraphy #pen #pens #antique #vintage #watermans #fountainpens #calligraphy @writing

For this weeks #FollowFriday I am going to do a groups addition.

@Electronics - An Electronics Group
@theamazingweb - A group about interesting and novel things on the internet.
@vim - A group for everything VIM
@funny - A group for humour and memes
@mnmlsm - A group devoted to discussing unix and related topics
@calligraphy - A group devoted to sharing and discussing calligraphy & handwriting
@FreeSoftware - A group for discussing Free and Open-source software
@math - Everything math!
@dogs - A group for sharing pictures of dogs, for any reason.
@Science - A group to discuss Science topics.
@photography - A group for sharing or discussing photograph.

So its been about a month since the QOTO Moderated Groups Server came online at It adds group capability to the fediverse with an owner capable of moderating membership in the group unlike previous group servers which were completely unmoderated and open.

We have had some amazing groups form and overall the server seems to be the most popular on the fediverse, I’m seeing more activity than the open-group servers which is great!

As such I wanted to share a list of a few groups I know of so far in case anyone is looking for a group to follow. Just follow the group as you would a user and you will be in the group and receive group posts in your timeline!

#Electronics #EE #VIM #Funny #Humour #meme #memes #unix #linux #Calligraphy #Handwriting #OpenSource #FreeSoftware #math #maths #mathematics #dog #dogs #doggo #Science #Photography #Pictures #FF


Neat little exercise I did a while back writing the word "minimum" in a way that renders identically when you flip it upside down.

#Calligraphy #witing #handwriting #english

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