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  1. Calligraphy Calligraphy (from Ancient Greek: κάλλοςkall os "beauty" + γραφήgraphẽ "writing")

  2. So what is calligraphy? Modern calligraphy ranges from functional hand-lettered inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not compromise the legibility of the letters. It is a type of visual art related to writing.It is the design and execution of lettering.

  3. Where can you find calligraphy? • Graphic Design • Graffiti • Clothing & Accessories • Signs & Labels • Jewelry • Wall Hangings, Graphics Invitations Announcements Awards Tattoos Stationary Baked Goods

  4. Rubber stampsSandblastingScarvesScrapbookingScroll-cuttingScrollsSidewalk chalk drawingsSignature boardSignsSilver engravingStained glassStationeryStone carving/inscriptionsTable numbersTable runnersTablewareTattoosTea cupsTitlesTributesTrinket boxesT-shirtsTV ShowsTypographyVowsWall graphicsWall hangingsWeb designWindow paintingWine labelsWoodburning • Address books • Address stamps • Animation • Anniversary signs • Announcements • Art • Art books • Art gallery art signs • Awards • Baby/Birth Announcements • Baby trees • Badges • Banners • Batik • Beads • Birthday cards • Birthday signs • Body calligraphy • Bookbinding • Book covers • Bookmarks • Bookplates • Books • Bottles • Bracelet - metal • Broaches • Broadsides • Buffet signs • Bulletins • Business cards • Buttons • Cake topper • Calendars • Calligraffiti • Calligrams • Canvas • Cards • Certificates • Chalkboard menus • Chocolate Bar wrappers • Christmas cards • Christmas ornaments • Citations • Clutch or handbag • Coasters • Collage • Cookbooks • Cookies • Cushions • Custom Transcription • Diplomas • Embossed paper • Embroidery designs • Engraved Wine bottles • Envelopes • Envelope seals • Fabric Printing • Family trees • Favor wraps • Flower cards or tags • Gift cards • Gift tags • Glass etching • Glass stones - etched, engraved • Goodie bags • Gourds - painted or incised • Graffiti • Graphic design • Greeting Cards • Guest book inscription • Handbag • Headlines • Illustrations • Invitations • Jewelry • Journals • Keepsake boxes • Letterhead • Logos • Love letters • Magnets • Manuscripts • Memorial documents • Menus • Monograms • Movies • Nametags • Napkin rings • Napkins • Painted or stitched • Paper cutting • Paper embossing • Paste paper • Pewter engraving • Photo signs • Place cards • Placemats • Plaques • Poetry • Porcelain tiles • Pottery • Prints • Product labels • Programs • Quilt blocks • Ribbons • Rings

  5. Calligrams A calligram is a poem, phrase, or words in which the calligraphy is arranged to create a visual image.

  6. Handwritten Signs

  7. Diplomas & Invitations

  8. Logo Design

  9. History of Calligraphy There are three main styles of calligraphy: Western or Roman Arabic Chinese or Oriental The earliest forms of calligraphy date back to cave-man paintings. Up until roughly 1440 AD, before the printing press was around, calligraphy was the way books and other publications were made. A scribe had to handwrite every individual copy of every book or publication. The handwriting was done with a quill and ink onto materials such as parchment or vellum. The lettering styles used throughout the ages include Rustic, Carolingian, Blackletter, etc.

  10. Japanese & Mongolian Calligraphy

  11. Japanese Calligraphy

  12. Islamic Calligraphy

  13. Leaf from Qur’an Page from an Oblong Tenth-Century Qur˒anQur˒an leaf, in Arabic. Origin unknown, tenth Century. On vellum. This is a typical vellum page from an oblong Qur˒an.

  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcQPAHKxbQU

  15. Roman Rustic Capitols Gothic

  16. Choosing a Font • Create your own font • Use Microsoft Word • Free Font Download website www.1001freefonts.com HOMEWORK: Bring in a calligraphy style/font to work in. Must include entire capitol and lowercase alphabet, as well as, numbers 0-9