Copperplate, Italic & HandwritingSeptember 2, 2019
GothicSeptember 2, 2019
Copperplate & Pen Copperplate
1 - Copperplate calligraphy is one of the few continuous-writing calligraphy styles, its innovation going back to the 16th century in Europe. The first name of this calligraphy style was English Round Hand, but its current name is from the time when the Gutenberg publication method was innovated and when publishing was difficult to produce renderings of this writing style. Copper wires (because of their ability to be easily bent) were used to make copperplate letters by putting them on the plates, and therefore, this method was called “cuprous plate” or the “Copperplate.” This type of calligraphy is undoubtedly a most extraordinary style of calligraphy among the other styles and has important features to attract its observers. Despite continuous writing performance, it is possible to perform calligraphy in different sizes without changing the nib. Its shortcoming is limiting calligraphy in large sizes, although Master Mojtaba Karami solved this problem by producing a different nib that will be displayed in the future. The Copperplate calligraphy style is used by all Europeans and Americans because of its A to Z letters and this has led to the extension of different styles in it. In the following you can see some of the examples of this style.
2 – Copperplate calligraphy style with pen has been recently introduced by Masters Hamidreza Ebrahimi and Mojtaba Karami after the appearance and propagation of copperplate calligraphy. Teaching and performing this style is inspired by the modern style of Nasta’liq calligraphy with pen, and because of its simple and available implements learning it has become easy, although this easiness has some limitations. This type of calligraphy, due to its slow speed of performing, cannot be used for daily affairs and it is not possible to write it in a large scale. Nevertheless, this style of calligraphy is nice to be seen for all those who like it and are interested in writing down whatever they like in a language they desire. It is recommended to those who like to learn an artistic work to participate in copperplate calligraphy courses. The usable tool for this style is inclusively BIC pens in 1 and 1.6 sizes, as well as pencils with which the calligrapher, by adjusting pressure of pen on paper, tries to provide delicacy and thickness for calligraphy. It should be stated that this method of calligraphy is not practically applicable for medical occupations and similar jobs with time constraints.