“Aquino’s calligraphy are as classic as the reference books published hundred years ago, and yet his works are able to be creative enough for more than mere western calligraphy, in the way he delicately combines letters with different elements. Just as the dip pens he crafts, other than only using wood as the material, he went to Japan and created the Arita Yaki penholder series with the local ceramic artists. Rather than mastering the art himself, he created calligraphy rulers to benefit many calligraphy lovers. It is not hard to see his great enthusiasm for the art.”
幾不 / Jibu Le Design
《新手學西洋書法的第一堂課 Engrosser’s Script》作者
Jibu Le Design
Taiwanese western calligraphy artist
The author of <<Lessons in Engrosser’s Script>>
In summer 2016 I made Arita Yaki penholders then I brought them to Taiwan in 2017 for promotion in the store named ‘Tools to Liveby,’ it was the first time I met Jibu.
From that day on, Jibu and I meet whenever I visit Taiwan. I learn everything about western calligraphy in Taipei from him. Jibu also focuses on Engrosser’s script, and he had published a book about it. Therefore, Jibu is the first person I wanted to invite for writing a foreword for this book.
Jibu is a modest person and he always delights in sharing his knowledge and insights with others. It is my honor to have Jibu to write a foreword for this book. Here is an extract from the foreword that I would like to share with you, and also express my appreciation and gratitude to him by this chance, I look forward to expressing them in person soon.