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World Calligraphy Day 2021

World Calligraphy Day 2021

We are excited to announce World Calligraphy Day is back! Celebrate with us on Wednesday 11th August as we continue to encourage people to put pen to paper this World Calligraphy Day and share your favourite words with others to spread joy and positivity. ...
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Step-By-Step Process to Create Watercolour Postcard

Step-By-Step Process to Create Watercolour Postcard

We asked our Artist of the Month Gabriela Gomez to create a new step-by-step watercolour and lettering tutorial for you all and she did not disappoint! She has put together this fun tutorial which uses two different artistic mediums, calligraphy and watercolour blending. Follow her steps below and create your very own masterpiece! Choose your own colours of choice and you can use this technique for creating any wording to your piece of artwork. We went with 'Love' because we there is never too much to go around! So, what are you waiting for? Get your brush pens ready and lets go! ...
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November's Artist of the Month... Gabriela Gomez

November's Artist of the Month... Gabriela Gomez

Manuscript are proud to announce it's latest Artist of the Month - Gabriela Gomez! A Planner by day, Gabriela was introduced to calligraphy one year ago but fell in love with art from a young age. We spoke to her to find out all about her creative journey so far, read more below... 

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Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

A very happy Chinese New Year to you all! If you didn’t already know, this year sees the Year of The Pig, which is the 12th zodiac sign and the Pig represents wealth, earthliness and beautiful personality.

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Manuscript Pen Company go back to school to Say Something Special

Manuscript Pen Company go back to school to Say Something Special

It’s been a long time since we were in a classroom, studying Shakespeare and exploring sums. Luckily, we didn’t have to remember how to create functional fractions or the atomic number of the noble gases when we went spent the morning with St Edmunds Catholic Academy last week.

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Inktober illustrations with Alexandra MacVean

Inktober illustrations with Alexandra MacVean

Alexandra H. MacVean is a freelance illustrator based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)Women's National Book Association, and the United States Board on Books for Young People. She's also a three-time Barnes & Noble Artist of the Month and her designs and illustrated children’s books can be found at various bookstores, coffee shops, and online children's magazines, both nationally and internationally - and more!

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World Calligraphy Day Success

World Calligraphy Day Success

August 16th celebrated Manuscript's first World Calligraphy Day! The event has been a tremendous success which saw over 200 visitors arriving at the Pen Museum to take part. Taking a look at Twitter and Instagram alone, you can see over 1800 posts dedicated to the celebrations. On Twitter, #WorldCalligraphyDay even made no.6 in the top trending tweets of the day!

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