What is Calligraphy?

4 years ago

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Calligraphy is a type of ancient visual art; its still alive & flourishes today. Its commonly known as the art of fancy lettering and or beautiful handwriting. The word calligraphy is defined by its two Greek roots: Kalli and Graphia. Kalli meaning beautiful and graphia referring to writing.

Calligraphers have many tools to choose from. Thus they are able to create innovative works.

The story of calligraphy is one of aesthetic evolution. Within skills, speed, time, place, and materials of the

Calligraphy is mainly used today for event invitations, logo designs, religious art, graphic design, font design, commissioned calligraphic art, memorial documents, and cut stone inscriptions.



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Source link: http://www.calligraphersguild.org/julian.html

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