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The Lettering of Embossing Rising to a New Level

Yes. It’s a pun. No, it’s not a good one. I regret nothing, The art of beautiful lettering has been around for centuries, and it continues to captivate us even today. In this digital age, where most of our communication happens through screens and keyboards, the lettering we choose remains an important art form, adding … Read More

Boston Public Library Manuscripts

While this beautiful manuscript from the Boston Public Library manuscripts archive collection isn’t technically calligraphy, it is an example of how drawing beautiful letters can turn any document into a work of art. Written in pen and ink, unlike many older manuscripts, you can actually review this one and many others like it with nothing … Read More

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Which Calligraphy Styles Are Best for Beginners?

There are a lot of things that go into choosing which calligraphy styles are best for beginners. First, for beginners, there should be a calligraphy lettering style that is easy to learn for both capital letters and lowercase letters. Second, the best calligraphy styles for beginners don’t require specialized calligraphy pens or brushes. Best Calligraphy … Read More

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Journal Calligraphy

Journal calligraphy is a great way to add both additional beauty and the comfort of attractive writing. It can be a very personal form of art allowing you to capture your thoughts and feelings in an artistic way without the abstraction of a drawing or picture. How To Use Journal Calligraphy The most basic journaling … Read More

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Introduction to Celtic Calligraphy

As you may imagine, Celtic calligraphy has a long and storied history. However, Celtic calligraphy differs in many ways from other forms of calligraphy. Celtic style calligraphy is known not just for its unique Celtic calligraphy letters and alphabet, but also for its often ornate knotwork that accompanies much Celtic calligraphy writing samples. Celtic Calligraphy … Read More

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Best Calligraphy Paper

The best calligraphy paper is whatever paper gives you the results you need for your calligraphic artwork. Ultimately, it depends on your project and what look you are going for. If you are just starting out, it may be best to choose a lighter weight paper with a smooth texture and a matte finish. This … Read More

Beginning Calligraphy

If you’ve ever been interested in giving calligraphy a try, now is the perfect time to start! Beginning calligraphy is easy and fun. Stay focused, and don’t get frustrated and you’ll be lettering beautifully in no time. Whether you want to add a personal touch to your wedding invitations, lettering your journal, drawing inspirational pieces, … Read More