In July 2011, Denver-based artist Jake Weidmann was named a Master Penman through the prestigious International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH), making him the youngest person to join the elite group of only 14 people to have ever held that title. Recently UPROXX profiled Weidmann, speaking with the artist and the people around him, about his process.
I took it upon myself to really work obsessively on my handwriting everybody else in school had their laptops out in there are typing away and I had a pen in a pad of paper. …I practice a lot of different art forms but I particularly mix calligraphy into my artwork to give both the words and the pictures more life and a stronger message.
images via Jake Weidmann