He Is Only One Of Twelve In The World With This Title!
Posted by GreaterGoodness
I think those of us who grew up with the Palmer Method of handwriting can relate to this story … a bit. Cursive writing appears to be fading from school curricula more and more. In this day and age of digital communication, the art of penmanship may seem to be a dying art.
But Jake Weidmann of Colorado would beg to differ. He is the youngest Master Penman in the world by several years. Three decades, in fact. According to Michael Saul, the director of the IAMPETH, the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting, fine penmanship was considered a way to be successful in business back in the “Golden Age of Handwriting,” the time following the Civil War and into the 20th century.
Weidmann has fused penmanship and art into some astounding pieces, many of which incorporate words and calligraphy into the picture. His attention to detail is spectacular and his dedication to the art form is second to none.