Calligraphy at the Writing Equipment Show
The London Writing Equipment Show was heaving. My first visit and it was interesting. The majority of stalls were for fountain pen collectors and repairers, but a couple of tables caught this little calligrapher's eye.
What I bought at the London WES
I was drawn to some hot coral coloured Lamy fountain pens at The Writing Desk's table because my pink Safari had just run out of ink. Time to buy some refills.
I then noticed that they stocked Dr Atramentis (and on special for the show), which is one I've been trying to find in the UK for months. I bought two document inks in blue and fuchsia, and a black archive ink.
Before I could stop spending any more money on inks, I saw this gorgeous bottle with its blood red innards staring up at me, willing me to take it home. Oh alright, beautiful. It's J.Herbin anniversary edition, "1670", in Rouge Hematite.
I stopped by Joy Daniels table (from Northampton Calligraphy Studio) and asked her to try my new ink out. She said it was a nice to write with as it looked.
What I did not buy at the London WES
These really ridiculously good looking collectible dip pens. But I did buy the book about collectible dip pens by Jim Marshall :)
It was intriguing to bear witness to London's underbelly of fountain pen (and other minority writing equipment) connoisseurs, and great to see Joy showcasing her beautiful copperplate calligraphy.