" Studying and Preserving Traditional Scripts and/or Exploration of Script Possibilities. - SCRIBBLERS COLLECTIVE

Our Practice:

Traditional Copperplate (Engrossers' Script, English Roundhand, Round Text)

Copperplate (Today)

Modern Calligraphy



Traditional Copperplate

When a calligrapher practices 'Copperplate script' it traditionally refers to the range of styles that are produced using a pointed nib or a quill after studying the Copperplate engravings. Copperplate engravings are manually created by engravers as early as the 16th century onwards to redistribute artworks of Writing Masters in their region - Engraving in the past is synonymous to our modern day printing. Our Calligraphers practising traditional Copperplate script aims to be historically correct. As such, rules like letter proportions, angle of script, angle of ligatures etc are considered strictly.

Engrossers' Script (commonly categorised under Traditional copperplate)

Traditional COPPERPLATE - English roundhand & English roundtext


Copperplate (Today)


Today, we see a wide range of Copperplate variations which may not be strictly accurate to iconic historic examples and our Calligraphers practise such variations too. Though this group of Copperplate styles may not be historically accurate, they are perfect alternatives for many client-projects that we take on that require basic neat traditional-like writing for their correspondence/invitation writing. Variations in scripts is not a rare practice. In fact, such practice is evident in past master penmen's works too:  i.e. Louis Madarasz - Madarasz Script (Producing a mix of Copperplate-Spencerian style scripts yet being neither).


Did you know?

We offer small-group/private 1-1 workshops for students interested in learning traditional or modern scripts over at Workshops by SC!



Modern Calligraphy

Modern Calligraphy is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of styles that deviates away from the traditional rules. As such, applications of Modern Calligraphy can be vast depending on each artist's interpretation or intention when they create their work. Our team write in Modern pointed-pen styles that are primarily for the purpose of legibility, but is not limited to it.