Alan Blackman on his ‘Dirty Sexy Calligraphy’ book: ‘It’s really a calligraphy book, it’s a book of poems, and it’s about the art of calligraphing’

On Monday, November 16, a group of Calligraphets and Ink-Painters staged a public protest outside the book launch of Alan Blackmans book, Dirty Sexy Calligraphy.Called Dirty Sexy, the book has been described by New York City Calligrappers as a “comprehensive dictionary” of calligraffiti, and a book about “the art of drawing.”Blackman told New York magazine, […]

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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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Why I calligraphy is for me, not for the computer

When you are a computer programmer, it is possible to make a living writing code, as well as designing and building software.But you do not have to write code, nor do you need to design software, to make your living.It is not just computer programmers who are making money from calligraphies, either.The business of calligraphry […]

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