Calligraphy is a type of visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument or brush in one stroke (as opposed to built up lettering, in which the letters are drawn). A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner”. The story of writing is one of aesthetic evolution framed within the technical skills, transmission speed(s) and material limitations of a person, time and place. A style of writing is described as a script, hand or alphabet.
Today we have a wide range of calligraphic designs to inspire you. These show the diversity of the medium, as well as the breadth of uses available. I encourage you to try incorporating calligraphy into your future design work, it can bring some stunning results. Please enjoy the following artist’s and go and explore their portfolios, which have plenty more inspiring work!
TwoSolid by Eddie Lobanovskiy
Daily Calligraphy by jackson alves