Calligraphy

by selinamkhounlo

Photo format is png because of transparency used

Photo format is png because of transparency used

Calligraphy has been one of the first type of typography form used in history. With its elegant and easy flowing strokes, there’s no doubt that calligraphy will be disappearing anytime soon in history.

Brief history on calligraphy:

Calligraphy derives from the Greek works “kallos” and “graphe” meaning “beauty”and “writing”. A contemporary definition of calligraphy practice is known as “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner.” Modern calligraphy can range from technical hand-lettered inscriptions to very abstract, expressionistic handwritten marks.

Photo format is jpeg

Photo format is jpeg

Calligraphy can be seen used in a lot of formats and in different art forms nowadays, not just for writing. A common place to see calligraphy being used in modern day is in script tattoos. There are even calligraphy pens that incorporate ink cartridges right into the pen for easy and convenient way for practicing calligraphy.

With technology constantly growing in the art and design world, older forms of design are becoming a part of history, but it definitely doesn’t mean they are going to die out. It just means they are going to be iconic and inspirational for future artists to use.

Playing around with a cursive script calligraphy. Photo format is gif.

Playing around with a cursive script calligraphy. Photo format is gif.

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