Calligraphy is, artistic beautiful handwriting, but that handwriting can be artistic and beautiful in a variety of different ways. It is a visual art related to writing. The art of design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, dip pen, or brush, among other writing instruments. Calligraphy can be bold or ornate, delicate or forceful.
There are almost 400+ types of calligraphy. The following samples offer a glimpse of the varieties available:
Types of Calligraphy:
Italic, is a semi-cursive, slightly sloped style of handwriting is considered by many calligraphers to be the most beautiful lettering style having existed for about 500 years. Also known as chancery cursive, Italic’s rhythm and movement due to its slight angle and springing arches where the strokes join make it elegant yet lively.
Copperplate is a style of calligraphic writing characterised by both thick and thin strokes. Pointed steel nib or quill are used to produce such style of lettering. Considered to be one of the toughest styles to learn copperplate calligraphy looks like alphabets engraved on metal.
sometimes referred to as Gothic lettering.it has been described by critics writing that looks’ like ‘fencepost. This is the style often a favourite of beginner calligraphers as it lends a sense of formality to a work. But is hard to read when written in large paragraphs.
Uncial may be the most enchanting of all the popular calligraphic fonts.it is likely to have developed from late Old Roman cursive. Uncial is easy to read, with serene overtones.
Also known as Foundation hand. The great virtue of Roundhand is its simplicity. It may seem like a humble virtue but it is not, therefore, to be disregarded. Any Roundhand lends itself to circumstances in which you want to communicate sincerely and without pretension. Roman Round hand requires you to use a straight edge nib.
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