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Watch a Calligrapher Turn Shopping Lists Into Art

Groceries are now more grand.

Note to self: Seb Lester’s handwriting makes even the most mundane scribbles look like royal decrees.

Lester is a British calligrapher who shares video snippets of his impeccable penmanship on YouTube and Instagram. Take, for example, the video above. It’s a weekly shopping list in which the word “Pop Tarts” somehow conjures images of gleaming silverware and starched tablecloths.

Lester also jots down the odd note on a Post-It:

He deploys a wide range of lettering techniques, including this incredibly precise, squared-off type:

And here is his version of a quick doodle:

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