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    Whole arm capitals (that means your wrist doesn't touch the desk!) and a lovely batch of flourishes. from the public domain book, "Gaskell's Compendium of Forms: Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial embracing a complete self-teaching course in penmanship and bookkeeping, and aid to english composition (1881)."

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"Select full page spreads from a 17th century German book on calligraphy entitled The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. Although some can be recognisable as letters, it seems that a penchant for elaborate decoration has made most of them wonderfully illegible." from the wonderful Public Domain Review

Page from a 17th century German book on calligraphy entitled The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. Although some can be recognisable as letters, it seems that a penchant for elaborate decoration has made most of them wonderfully illegible.

Ree Drummond writes about collaborating with Diane De Groat who illustrated her book "Charlie the Ranch Dog."

I love the crowded closeness of the writing.

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Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen von Johann Hering zu Kulmbach - Johann Hering 1624-1634 (Bamberg) a by peacay, via Flickr

From: The proper Art of Writing, 1655, Bey Paulus Fürsten Kunsthändlern daselbst, Nürnberg

A great Design Sponge article from a couple of years ago about handwriting. Yes, you have to put down the keyboard to practice handwriting.

All Good Writing is Swimming Under Water and Holding Your Breath. Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald, lettering by Maria Thomas

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