Claus Helfenschneider

Freelance 3D Artist
Direction, Design, Animation, Programming

Tag: calligraphy

Die Schönste Handschrift (Calligraphy)


Cleaning up some old stuff I came across something funny: Way back, when I was still in primary school, I created an 8-page How-To (I called it a »book«) on calligraphy, entitled »Die Schönste Handschrift« (»Most Beautiful Handwriting«).

Funnily enough, the front page was done on the computer, using these awkward squiggly fonts. The handwriting was done with a self-made bamboo-pen (and ink, of course). It deals with different types of fonts and font-stlyes, ornaments and decorations, a number of hints for a nicer writing and features two »Extras« on how to get a crisp line although the pen is blunt, and on bamboo-pen-drawing techniques. Take a look: