Anonymous asked:Dave,

Your blog name is the best blog name I have ever heard.


Anyway, I really like the calligraphy you put at the beginning of each review. What style is that, and where did you learn it?

Ha - thanks!
The script I use at the beginning of my ink reviews is based on “italic flourished miniscule,” with a hefty amount of improvisation on my part. I found the instructions for it in a book called The Calligrapher’s Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t be doing calligraphy at all if I hadn’t picked up that book. It’s a fantastic resource.