While some of us may pride ourselves on successfully crossing our t’s and dotting our i’s with any sort of consistent grace – both figuratively and literally – professional artist and certified Master Penman Jake Weidmann lives for it.

The Denver-based ink master, who is the world’s youngest certified Master Penman by three decades, has been keeping busy working across a variety of different mediums in art and calligraphy and is particularly well-known for his use of flourishing and hand lettering in the context of his art pieces.

As if it needs to be said, receiving a Master Penman certificate through The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) isn’t just downright impressive, it’s also proof of next-level patience that would likely drive most any other human insane.


In this short documentary from Uproxx, we get a closer look behind the mindset and physical restraint that goes into crafting the perfect lines. Who knows – maybe you can learn a thing or two about creating more legible callouts?

For those who might be wondering, Weidmann has given a detailed breakdown of the tools he uses (ranging from the table to the pen nibs and inks) for each of his drawing and calligraphy sessions.


You can check out more of Jake’s incredible work by heading over to his portfolio site.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.