This is the first edition of Ken’s instructions for making Old English characters.  It also was created for beginners who can learn this style with this book alone.  For over three decades, this book has taught countless thousands the method for creating Old English style letters with a broad-edged pen or marker. Filled with illustrations, alphabets, photos, and instructions. Numerous samples of work are included from students who learned from this book.


This straight-forward manual teaches Ken’s proven method of using only 14 common, and repeated strokes to make the entire lower case Old English alphabet.  The upper case letters use only 13 unique strokes.  The method, when expanded, works the same for larger letters used for posters and sign painting with flat brushes.


Soft cover 8-12” x 11” and 56 pages.  Personalized, signed, and dated by Ken Brown if requested when placing your order.  No extra charge.


NOTE:  This book does not teach the alphabet or techniques used for the engraved Calligraphy Ken known for internationally.

The Ken Brown Guide to Old English