Since 1856, British brand Manuscript have been producing calligraphy pens that have won the trust of artists, authors and writers worldwide – so much so, they’ve become known as ‘The Calligraphy Company’.
With the trend for modern calligraphy on the rise, the company’s beautiful sets make perfect gifts for creative friends and family, while their modern calligraphy markers allow you to practise your ascenders and descenders with ease. While they are now at the forefront of calligraphy and creative penmanship materials, Manuscript also have the manufacturing history to back it up. They’ve been making their pens in the West Midlands since Diedrich Leonardt set up a nib workshop in Birmingham in 1856. Since then, ancestors in the family business have become penmakers to European kings, helped create the modern ballpoint pen and written books on pen manufacture.
Manuscript’s diverse range – which includes gift sets for budding and expert calligraphers – has something for every writer. With a huge range of pens, nib sizes and everything from quills and ink to wax seals on offer, the old-fashioned values of Manuscript have translated into a modern, whimsical range, which nevertheless prizes quality and artisan craftsmanship.