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    • East Asian calligraphy

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    • Georgian calligraphy

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    • Islamic calligraphy

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    • Calligram

    • A calligram is a text visually arranged in a way that it forms an image associated with the text's contents. It can be a poem, a phrase, or a single word; the visual arrangement can rely on certain use of the typeface, calligraphy or handwriting, for instance along non-parallel and curved text lines, or in shaped parag ... Read »


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    • Calligraphy

    • Calligraphy (from Greek: καλλιγραφία) is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush, among other writing instruments. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, "the art of giving form to signs in an expre ... Read »


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    • Arabic calligraphy

    • Arabic calligraphy, is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the Arabic language and alphabet. It is known in Arabic as khatt (خط), derived from the word 'line', 'design', or 'construction'. Bismallah calligraphy Animation showing the calligraphic composition of the Al Jazeera log ... Read »


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    • Azarnegari

    • Majestic dance of fire on fabric Tabriz-born artist Ahad Saadi's childhood passion of playing with fire grew over the years and led him to develop the innovative art technique "Azarnegari." The name derives from a combination of two words: "Azar," meaning fire in Persian, and “negari,” which refers to drawin ... Read »


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    • Bannai script

    • Bannai is a script form of the Islamic calligraphy. It was used primarily in Iran in the building inscriptions. It is a kind of angular Kufic script, which has geometric forms like square, rhombus, rectangular, parallel and crossed lines. The foundation of Bannai script is the horizontal and vertical directions of the ... Read »


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    • Bokuseki

    • Bokuseki (墨跡) is a Japanese term meaning "ink trace", and refers to a form of Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) and more specifically a style of Zenga developed by Zen monks. Bokuseki is often characterized by bold, assertive, and often abstract brush strokes meant to demonstrate the calligrapher’s pure state ... Read »


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    • Calligraffiti

    • Calligraffiti is an art form that combines calligraphy, typography, and graffiti. It can be classified as both abstract expressionism and abstract vandalism. Calligraffiti can be defined as a visual art that attempts to communicate a larger message through writing that has been aesthetically altered in the effort of m ... Read »


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    • Chalipa

    • Chalipa is a panel in the Nastaliq script. There are two important panels in the Nastaliq calligraphy: Chalipa and Siah Mashgh. Chalipa means cross in Persian. Chalipa consists of four diagonal hemistiches of a poem, which has clearly a moral, ethic and poetic theme. ... Read »


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    • Chinese calligraphy

    • Chinese calligraphy

      Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere, which often includes Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The calligraphic tradition of East Asia originated and developed from China. There is a general standardization of the various styles of calligraphy ... Read »


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    • Copperplate script

    • Copperplate is a style of calligraphic writing that uses a pointed steel nib or quill to produce a style of lettering characterized by both thick and thin strokes. Often misused as an umbrella term for all forms of pointed pen calligraphy, Copperplate most accurately refers to a wide variety of styles produced after st ... Read »


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    • Cursive

    • Cursive (also known as script or longhand, among other names), is any style of penmanship in which some characters are written joined together in a flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster. Formal cursive is generally joined, but casual cursive is a combination of joins and pen lifts. The writ ... Read »


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    • Four Treasures of the Study

    • Four Treasures of the Study

      Four Treasures of the Study, Four Jewels of the Study or Four Friends of the Study is an expression used to denote the brush, ink, paper and ink stone used in Chinese and other East Asian calligraphic traditions. The name appears to originate in the time of the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589 AD). Chinese ... Read »


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    • Grundschrift

    • Grundschrift (base font, literally ground script) is a simplified form of handwriting adopted by Hamburg schools, and it is currently endorsed by the German National Primary Schoolteachers' Union. If nationally adopted, it would replace the three different German cursives currently being taught in schools: the (intro ... Read »


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    • Haiga

    • Haiga (俳画?, haikai drawing) is a style of Japanese painting that incorporates the aesthetics of haikai. Haiga are typically painted by haiku poets (haijin), and often accompanied by a haiku poem. Like the poetic form it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday w ... Read »


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    • Anna Hornby

    • Anna Hornby, N.E.A.C (1914–1996) was an English painter, calligrapher and member of the New English Art Club. Anna Hornby was born on 6 April 1914 and educated at the independent Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire. She went on to study art in Florence with landscape and flower painter Aubrey Waterfield in 1934, a ... Read »


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    • Mohammad Hosni

    • Mohammad Hosni, also known as Muhammad Kamal Hosny Al Baba (Arabic: محمد حسني البابا‎‎), was a master calligrapher at the Royal Institute of Calligraphy in Cairo. A pioneer in Arabic and Islamic calligraphy, he excelled in the “Thuluth” school of calligraphy ... Read »


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    • Indian calligraphy

    • Beginning in the 2nd century AD, Indic language was transferred using birch bark as a writing surface. Locally, the birch bark was called Bhojpatra in India - patra meaning leaf/bark/sheet in Sanskrit. Palm leaves were used as a substitute to paper, even after paper was available for Indic manuscripts. The leaves w ... Read »


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    • Ink brush

    • Ink brushes (simplified Chinese: 毛笔; traditional Chinese: 毛筆; pinyin: máo bǐ) are used in Chinese calligraphy. They are also used in Chinese painting and descendant brush painting styles. The ink brush was invented in China, believed to be around 300 B.C. Together with the inkstone, inkstick a ... Read »


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    • International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting

    • International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting

      The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) (pronounced "I am Peth") is an international association for practicing and preserving the arts of calligraphy, engrossing and penmanship. It is currently the largest penmanship organization in the world and was founded in ... Read »


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    • International Exhibition of Calligraphy

    • International Exhibition of Calligraphy

      International Exhibition of Calligraphy (Russian: Междунаро́дная вы́ставка каллигра́фии) — a project organized by Contemporary museum of calligraphy, with the support of the Museum-educational complex Sokolniki ... Read »


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    • Islamic calligraphy

    • Islamic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. It includes Arabic, Ottoman, and Persian calligraphy. It is known in Arabic as khatt Islami (خط اسلامي), meaning Islamic line, design, or ... Read »


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    • Japanese calligraphy

    • Japanese calligraphy (書道, shodō?) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. For a long time, the most esteemed calligrapher in Japan had been Wang Xizhi, a Chinese calligrapher in the 4th century, but after the invention of Hiragana and Katakana, the Japanese unique syllabari ... Read »


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    • Kaligrafos

    • Kaligrafos is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1980 to promote the lettering arts. The guild is based in the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas area, where monthly meetings are held. A variety of calligraphy workshops and classes are offered to novices and masters alike. Membership fees are currently $25 per year ... Read »


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    • Letter cutting

    • Letter cutting is a form of inscriptional architectural lettering closely related to monumental masonry and stone carving, often practiced by artists, sculptors, and typeface designers. Rather than traditional stone carving, where images and symbols are the dominant features, in letter cutting it is the beauty of the s ... Read »


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    • Letter Exchange

    • Letter Exchange is a professional organization dedicated to the promotion of lettering in all media. Letter Exchange was founded in the United Kingdom in 1988. It organizes lectures held at the Art Workers Guild, publishes its journal Forum twice a year, and also organizes exhibitions. Its international membership is o ... Read »


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    • Mongolian calligraphy

    • Mongolian calligraphy is a kind of calligraphy of the Mongolian people of Central Asia. Like most other calligraphies in East Asia (e.g. Chinese calligraphy and other calligraphic techniques root from Chinese calligraphy, such as Korean calligraphy and Japanese calligraphy) it is mostly done with a brush. Although the ... Read »


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    • Murasaki Shikibu Diary Emaki

    • The Murasaki Shikibu Diary Emaki (紫式部日記絵巻, Murasaki Shikibu nikki emaki?) is a mid-13th century emaki, a Japanese picture scroll, inspired by the private diary (nikki) of Murasaki Shikibu, lady-in-waiting at the 10th/11th centuries Heian court and author of The Tale of Genji. This ema ... Read »


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    • The Musalman

    • The Musalman (Urdu: مسلمان‎) is the oldest Urdu-language daily newspaper published from Chennai in India. It is an evening paper with four pages, all of which are handwritten by calligraphers, before being mass-produced with a printing press. According to Wired and The Times of India, The Musalma ... Read »


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    • Museum of Calligraphy

    • Museum of Calligraphy

      Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, dedicated to the art of calligraphy, is situated in Sokolniki Park, Moscow. The museum collection features calligraphy masterpieces from 43 countries. The concept was elaborated by Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre and the National Unio ... Read »


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    • Noor International Microfilm Center

    • Noor International Microfilm Center is situated in the culture house of the Islamic Republic of Iran, New Delhi and is indulged in caring out repair work and preparing microfilm, photographing of the old manuscripts and printing them. This center was established in the year 1985 as a result of efforts made by Dr. Mahdi ... Read »


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    • Penmanship

    • Penmanship is the technique of writing with the hand using a writing instrument. Today, this is most commonly done with a pen, or pencil, but throughout history has included many different implements. The various generic and formal historical styles of writing are called "hands" whilst an individual's style of penmansh ... Read »


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    • Reginald Piggott

    • Reginald "Reg" Piggott (1930 - c. 2014) was a British book cartographer whose maps were known for their elegance, clarity, and distinctive italic script. His work was published by Cambridge University Press and The Folio Society among other presses. Early in his life, he was a campaigner for better handwriting and in 1 ... Read »


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    • Pounce (calligraphy)

    • Pounce ultimately derives from the Latin for pumice via the old French word "ponce". It is a fine powder, most often made from powdered cuttlefish bone that was used both to dry ink and to sprinkle on a rough writing surface to make it smooth enough for writing. This last was certainly needed if the paper came "unsized ... Read »


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    • Reqa

    • Reqa (Arabic: رقاع‎‎) is one of the six scripts of the Perso-Arabic calligraphy. Reqa was used for private correspondence on small papers or for nonreligious books and texts. Ibn al-Nadim mentioned in his book Al-Fehrest, that the inventor of Reqa script was Al-Fadl ibn Sahl. The script was one of ... Read »


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    • Reyhan (script)

    • Reyhan (Arabic: ریحان‎‎) is one of the six canonical scripts of the perso-arabic calligraphy. The word Reyhan means basil in Arabic and Persian. Reyhan is a variant of the Muhaqqaq script, but it is finer than Muhaqqaq and because of that it is compared with flowers and leaves (basil). It was d ... Read »


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    • Rice writing

    • Rice writing is the art and skill of being able to write small enough to write on a grain of rice. Rice writing originated in Ancient Anatolia in Turkey and India. Many rituals and rites use rice as a medium, but at some point in ancient Anatolia artisans who were skilled in making miniature paintings decided to t ... Read »


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    • Round hand

    • Round Hand (also Roundhand) is a type of handwriting and calligraphy originating in England in the 1660s primarily by the writing masters John Ayres and William Banson. Characterised by an open flowing hand and subtle contrast of thick and thin strokes deriving from metal pointed nibs, its popularity grew rapidly, beco ... Read »


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    • Gaspar Saladino

    • Gaspar Saladino

      Gaspar Saladino (September 1, 1927 – August 4, 2016) was an American letterer and logo designer who worked for more than sixty years in the comic book industry, mostly for DC Comics. Eventually Saladino went by one name, "Gaspar," which he wrote in his trademark calligraphy. From 1966 to the 1990s he lettered man ... Read »


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    • Samrup rachna

    • Samrup Rachna is a form of calligraphic art created by Dr Syed Mohammed Anwer to promote peace and collaboration in the South Asia region where Hindustani is spoken The name comes from the Sanskrit words Samrup (सामरुप) (سامروپ), meaning "congruence" or similar, and Rac ... Read »


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    • Script typeface

    • Script typefaces are based upon the varied and often fluid stroke created by handwriting. They are generally used for display or trade printing, rather than for extended body text in the Latin alphabet. Some Greek alphabet typefaces, especially historically, have been a closer simulation of handwriting. Script typ ... Read »


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    • Serbian calligraphy

    • Serbian calligraphy (Serbian: краснопис/, калиграфија/kaligrafija) is a form of calligraphy based on the Cyrillic script used to write the Serbian language. The most notable calligraphists are Zaharije Orfelin (1720-1785), Hristofor Žefarović (d. 1753), ... Read »


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    • Siyah mashq

    • Siyah mashq (Persian: ) lit. "black practice", are calligraphic practice sheets often covered completely with writing. They may include a number of diagonal words and letters used in combinations facing upwards and downwards on the folio. Siyah mashq was originally just a practice for the calligrapher to warm up his ha ... Read »


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    • Stroke (CJKV character)

    • CJKV strokes are the calligraphic strokes needed to write the Chinese characters in regular script used in East Asia. CJK strokes are the classified set of line patterns that may be arranged and combined to form Chinese characters (also known as Hanzi) in use in China, Japan, Korea, and to a lesser extent in Vietnam (s ... Read »


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    • Stroke order

    • Stroke order (simplified Chinese: 笔顺; traditional Chinese: 筆順; pinyin: bǐshùn; Yale: bāt seuhn; Japanese: 筆順 hitsujun or 書き順 kaki-jun; Korean: 필순 筆順 pilsun or 획순 畫順 hoeksun; Vietnamese: bút thuận 筆順) refers t ... Read »


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    • Theatrum artis scribendi

    • Theatrum Artis Scribendi is a book about calligraphy by Jodocus Hondius. The first edition was published in Amsterdam in 1594; a second edition was published in 1614 by his son, Johannes Janssonius. A facsimile, limited to 300 copies, was published in 1969 by Midland Publishers of the Netherlands. The facsimile was pri ... Read »


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    • Tibetan calligraphy

    • Tibetan calligraphy refers to the calligraphic traditions used to write the Tibetan language. As in other parts of East Asia, nobles, high lamas, and persons of high rank were expected to have high abilities in calligraphy. However, unlike calligraphy in China, Japan, and Korea, calligraphy was done using a reed pen as ... Read »


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    • Vellum

    • Vellum (derived from the Latin word vitulinum meaning "made from calf", leading to Old French vélin, "calfskin") is prepared animal skin or "membrane" used as a material for writing on. Parchment is another term for this material, and if vellum is distinguished from this, it is by vellum being made from calf skin, a ... Read »


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    • Vietnamese calligraphy

    • Vietnamese calligraphy (Vietnamese Quốc Ngữ: thÆ° pháp Việt Nam, Hán Nôm: 書法越南) refers to the calligraphic traditions of Vietnam. It can refer to calligraphic works using a variety of scripts, including Chinese characters, Chữ nôm, and the Latin-based Quốc Ngá ... Read »


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    • Vyaz (Cyrillic calligraphy)

    • Vyaz (Russian: вязь from Russian: вязать, vyazat; (Ukrainian: в'язь from Ukrainian: в'язати Old Church Slavonic: вѩзати, vięzati 'to bind, to tie') is a type of Cyrillic ornate lettering. ... Read »


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