Master Penman Jake Weidmann Is Single-Handedly Keeping His Artform Alive

As the world grows increasingly digital, storied art forms like penmanship are quickly dying out. Old masters pass away, leaving behind a gaping void. Enter Jake Weidmann, the youngest “Master Penman” in the United States by three generations. Weidmann’s work shows an attention to minute detail that only comes through years and years of practice. His finished pieces — which fuse calligraphy and fine art — remind us that handwriting can be beautiful.

In the fourth episode of Human, Uproxx shares insight into Weidmann’s process, his inspirations, and his deep commitment to preserving the art of pen and ink.