Manuscript Pen Company are celebrating the success of the inaugural World Calligraphy Day 2017 across the world.
World Calligraphy Day 2017
The renowned pen manufacturer celebrated the popular craft at The Pen Museum, as people put pen to paper both in Birmingham and throughout the globe.
With record numbers visiting the Jewellery Quarter attraction, attendees were encouraged to take part in a selection of free workshops curated by renowned calligraphers from throughout the globe.
Whilst Birmingham was filled with keen writers, the press and social media was abuzz with beginners and more experienced calligraphers of all ages celebrating the craft and encouraging other’s to take out their pens and inkwells.
Through press coverage, both in print and online, World Calligraphy Day include reached over 152,000 people.
Tweets came in from Penguin Books, Ryman, Hobbycraft and the BBC Motion Gallery whilst statuses from the Manuscript Pen Company accounts reached over 114,000 people.
The hashtag #WorldCalligraphyDay also trended on Twitter throughout the day, reaching the sixth most popular trend throughout the day.
Charlie Stockbridge, Managing Director of Manuscript Pen Company, celebrated the success of World Calligraphy Day and looked forward to the next one.
“World Calligraphy Day was a resounding success. Our aim was to take the stigma away from calligraphy whilst celebrating the craft. We’ve achieved our aim and seen people all over the world and all ages get involved.
“Both online and offline, people were celebrating calligraphy and the Pen Museum was the perfect location to discover more about the history, tradition and beauty of calligraphy and pen manufacturing.
“Calligraphy is a really hot topic and definitely on trend. World Calligraphy Day celebrated the best of the craft and, with the numbers we’ve reached, we hope that people will continue to put pen to paper in the years to come.
“We’re already looking forward to World Calligraphy Day 2018, with bigger and better things to come!”