Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bookmark (2005)

Before my English classes got too big, at the end of each semester I always gave every student a bookmark with her or his name written in calligraphy — alternating between Italic and Copperplate if I taught the same student twice.  A fine way to pass on my passion for calligraphy and give students something they tend to see as rather English, I think.  Now that I typically teach more than 200 students a semester, however, this is no longer possible — a classic case of ‘the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’!

The name above is in the Copperplate (English Round Hand) style, and was written with the pictured Hunt 56 vintage nib.


  1. Hi Professor Ludwig,

    I was your student when I was studying grammar in Year 1 in NIE. Just wanted to thank you for your bookmark :)


    1. Great to know. Thanks, Rachel -- and sorry for this super late reply!