UK calligraphy is back, with a new set of rules

British calligraphists are back in a big way.With the introduction of new rules on the books, British calligrahers are now required to wear a new, more traditional style called “anke” and must use a font called “britain”.The rules have been announced on the British Calligraphy Society website as a result of calls from the profession […]

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FourFourFourTwo: A history of the printing press

A history lesson on the history of printing and how it’s still alive and kicking.We delve into the roots of modern-day journalism, the history behind the modern-era bible, and how we can all benefit from the modern technology we’ve got today.Read moreThe first printing press, the lithograph, was invented in 1794 by Alexander von Humboldt, […]

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How Chinese calligraphy was adopted in California

A calligraphy museum in San Francisco is getting the same attention as a museum of ancient Chinese calligra­graphy in Taiwan.The calligraphical arts are being embraced by San Francisco in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.The museum’s director, Karen Leshy, said her aim is to share the history of calligraphics and calligral­ism with […]

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How to Draw with Your Phone

The art of drawing with your phone is something that has long fascinated artists and designers alike.But there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding how and when you should start, and how and where to start.Today, we’re going to answer some of the most common questions we’ve heard from users who want to get started, […]

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The next step: the calligraphic typewriter

There is no doubt that the calligraphy pen of the 20th century was a significant factor in the development of calligraphing as a form of creative writing.But the modern day calligraph is no longer solely the domain of professional calligists.As the creative writing field moves to digital tools and text editing, and as the demand […]

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