Society Publications

Over the years, Society of Scribes has released various publications including an award-winning Calligraphy Journal, the SOS Studio Handbook, and the limited-edition Journal series Letters from New York. Here you will find a collection of excerpts from these publications, which we hope to grow over time as a resource for the calligraphy community.

Notes from New York, Fall 2012Edited by Anna Pinto

Features an in-depth interview with Annie Cicale full of examples of her work, Workshop and Lecture Reviews, and an insightful article by Carmen Yount on Tips for Getting the Most from SOS Workshops and Classes


Society of Scribes HandbookEdited by Diane Oltarzewski

A chock full 76 pages of useful information – tips, techniques, and creative ideas. Includes an index of suppliers and sources, as well as relevant websites. Beautifully illustrated with artwork from some of the most accomplished calligraphers.

This handy book will accompany you through many years of delightful play and problem-solving.


Society of Scribes JournalEdited by Peter Bain, Sol Johnson, and Alice Koeth.

Our award-winning Journal features an article tracing the origins and the development of handwriting in America by Jane Blundell and the Journal staff. Also, an article, with illustrations, by Robert Williams on the first copy books printed and used in the original 13 colonies. There are additional articles discussing Uncials by Patricia Buttice, a portfolio of Werner Schneider’s calligraphy and type designs with anecdotal comments by Paul Shaw and How to Analyze a Manuscript Hand by Alice Koeth.

PLUS a bonus section containing a calligraphic book list compiled by 19 workshop instructors.