Dr. Joseph Vitolo is a Professor of Dentistry by day and an intrepid calligrapher and historian of American penmanship and calligraphy in much of his spare time. His knowledge of the art form is immense—so much so that we had to break our interview with him up into the slide show (above) and the audio-only interview (below). Sometimes someone’s knowledge about an art form is just as beautiful as the art form itself, even if you don’t (and probably won’t) ever fully understand it all. This is certainly the case with Dr. Vitolo. As such, there’s plenty here and we invite you to enjoy the pure geekery of it all. (Right-click to download or click the play button to stream the audio)

Vitolo Interview

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