Geek Calligraphy

Welcome back, hypothetical reader! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (for you Americans), and that everyone else had a superlative Thursday.

I went Black Friday shopping and bought…

dun dun dun

…a calligraphy pen. No particular reason. An impulse buy, really – just a simple felt-tipped deal, four dollars at Hobby Lobby.

I then learned how to write Blackletter (also known as “Gothic script” or, somewhat incorrectly, “Old English”) and spent hours practicing obsessively over the weekend. My pen ran out of ink, so I got five new ones (black, red, green, blue, brown) from Staples.

What happens when you teach calligraphy to a geek? You get, uh, geeky calligraphy.

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Gothic Blackletter calligraphy: Live long and prosper.

Gothic Blackletter calligraphy: Honey Badger don't care.

Gothic Blackletter calligraphy: The Cake is a Lie

Gothic Blackletter calligraphy: Haters Gonna Hate

Gothic Blackletter calligraphy: May the Force be with you.

Gothic Blackletter calligraphy: Merry Christmas

Any suggestions for other phrases to try?

Don’t forget, Ask Brian Anything is open till the end of the day Friday. I’ve gotten three excellent questions already, so add yours to the list! I will answer every question I get.

See you tomorrow!

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4 responses to “Geek Calligraphy

  1. I have to say that the answer to this one is obvious:

    “The Dude abides.” šŸ™‚

    If you’re a Firefly/Serenity fan, there are quite a few options, such as:

    “I aim to misbehave.”

    Of course, if you wanted to go all Hit-Girl…

  2. “I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar”

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