Paul Antonio Scribe is a studio of calligraphers, hand-lettering artists and graphic designers working with the lettering arts in both a traditional and contemporary context. Founded by Paul Antonio, the London-based studio has grown in size to include 4 fully trained scribes.
The studio is also well known for producing one off installation lettering on display windows and large sheets of glass. Making for an exciting and interesting working environment full of inspiration.
Paul trained as a Scribe and Heraldic Artist and went on to study Archaeological Illustration with a specialism in Ancient Writing Systems. A renowned calligrapher, he is one of the four Crown Office Scribes who handwritten some of the laws of the UK unto vellum for signing by Her Majesty The Queen.
His illustrative works on Egyptian Hieroglyphs are housed in the Metropolitan Museum, NYC. Alongside everything else, he also studied English Paleaography and Manuscript History. Paul’s passion for the historical is something he shares with his team and this is the basis for their application to the contemporary.
The growth of the studio, coupled with an expanding client list, ensures more complex and interesting projects are taken on, from wedding stationery to branding and our teaching tours around the world. Onsite demonstration of calligraphy at international shows, are also part of the studio’s repertoire.
For further information, you can explore a variety of services we have to offer
For those who wish to dive deeper...
Paul Antonio's Copperplate Script - A Yin & Yang Approach is an innovative, new technology applied to a historical script. The script presented in this manual is not a historical hand, but a geometric construct to aid in a more exacting understanding of the script. This construct assists with writing a cleaner and more beautiful copperplate script. The Technology reintroduces a comprehensive terminology for the parts of the letters - words used by the English Writing Masters in their Copybooks, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, as well as additional names augmented from the historical record. Geometry and physics are used to explain how a curve works and where it sits in relation to the baseline. Learning the skeletal forms, similar to learning Roman Capitals, is a key part of the manual. The process begins with using a pencil first, followed by the nib.
This manual offers an extensive, in-depth study of Copperplate Script suitable for any level of ability, It is an extraordinary resource for the beginner, intermediate or advanced calligrapher, as well as type designers, sign writers and lettering enthusiasts.
Don’t miss out and take a front row seat as you dive into the inner workings of modern calligraphy through the innovations of Paul Antonio along with even more materials and collections.
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