With all the technology surrounding us today, you probably don’t think much about your handwriting. In fact, it’s pretty much obsolete today. But long ago, before typewriters started making things easy, penmanship was extremely important and many people pursued occupation in the field.

Fortunately, there are still a few people dedicated to keeping the craft alive. Twelve people to be exact. They are known as the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting, and their skills are very impressive!

Jake Weidmann is one of only 12 living master penmen.


That would be impressive in itself, but he’s also the youngest one by over 30 years.


He received his certificate from IAMPETH in 2011 and has been garnering fame for his incredible work ever since.


Jake believes that there is a deep connection between the person and the pen.


He believes that connection is lost when we commit our memories to computers instead of paper.


By preserving this art form, we can better connect with the stories we tell.


Did we mention how impressive his work is?


See Jake in action in this short video. It’s a sight to behold!

Oh man. My handwriting looks like chicken scratch compared to the incredible beauty Jake can produce on a page.

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