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Nib it in the bud

“The heart of a fountain pen”, they say, “is the nib”. Some nibs, like the people around us, are large hearted – they write with beautiful, bold, wet lines. Some on the other extreme, are extra fine – frugal in their countenance, their lines thin and precise. Some move almost effortlessly through life’s relationships, gliding…
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Rubel Shah, Akaru and the leitmotif of lettering.

Rubel Shah, has long fascinated me with his work. After many failed attempts, I was finally successful in cornering the calligraphy / lettering wizard from Bangladesh. Am publishing his response to my queries in both Bangla and English as a test case. Excerpts: Pen Lovers Kolkata: You have fondly christened yourself “Akaru” – one who…
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