Welcome to Kallipos Calligraphy

All about calligraphy !

Writing Shakespeare on the outside walls of the Schwäbisch Hall Globe Theater

Brief biography:
  • 1966 Arrival: Matthias Gröschke
  • 1972 The art of writing in elementary school
  • 1990 Opening of the "Haus zum Griffel" in Kirchberg / Jagst, Germany, etchings and calligraphy
  • 1993 Relocation to Schwäbisch Hall, stationary Calligraphy Shop until 1997
  • 2001 Workshop in the countryside (quiet, bright, bathtub, affordable)
  • 2004 Opening of the Kallipos Calligraphy Shop
  • 2024 20th shop anniversary (still to come ..)


Pictures: Writing Shakespeares "All the world's a stage ..." on the outside walls of the Schwäbisch Hall "Globe Theater" in spring 2000.


Globe Theater in Schwäbisch Hall

The art of calligraphy: Etymologically, the word "calli-" derives from the ancient Greek "kalos", meaning "beauty"; the word "-graphy" corresponds to the ancient Greek "-graphia" for "writing, depicting, describing" to ancient Greek "graphein" for "carving, writing".

Calligraphy is a wonderful hobby. You will find more information about calligraphy and the use of the different kinds of pen nibs on the following pages (see FAQ). The worlds largest selection of antique dip pen nibs and other writing accessories can be found in the Kallipos Calligraphy Shop.