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Visual Bits #400 > Free Hand, Free Yourself: Typography

Saturday 03.16.2013 , Posted by

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Lettering vs. Calligraphy: The Battle of Two Designers

Thursday 12.06.2012 , Posted by

Perhaps there is no better way to improve yourself or your craft than through the challenge of competition. The new website Lettering vs. Calligraphy celebrates that process, pitting the hand-drawn lettering of Martina Flor, against Giuseppe Salerno and his exquisitely penned calligraphy. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #279> Letters Have Emotion Too…

Tuesday 09.25.2012 , Posted by



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Arcano: A Font Made of Calligraphy

Thursday 03.01.2012 , Posted by

Isn’t it wonderful when modern technology takes something old, and instead of lessening its meaning and beauty, instead enhances it, making it something beautifully accessible for all? Doing just that, this aptly named new set of glyphs was created over a painstakingly long four months of hand-crafted work. Arcano is a new type set which was completely designed by hand, letter by letter, to create a surprisingly modern look using the classic forms of calligraphy. Inspired by a variety of forms, from nature, to symbols, icons, jewels and many more, the result is something classically modern. [Read more…]

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Tibetan Calligraphy: Philosophical Art

Thursday 01.05.2012 , Posted by

Now and then, we are blessed enough to come upon an individual who has the ability to effect our lives in extraordinary ways. Tibetan calligraphy artist, Tashi Mannox, can be said to be one of these individuals. Born in England, he studied Fine Arts. [Read more…]

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JUST BECAUSE: TRICYCLE CALLIGRAPHY

Monday 10.10.2011 , Posted by

Traveling through the streets of Beijing, this strange tricycle drips water on the road, leaving dot-matrix style Chinese characters in its path. When the vehicles creator Nicholas Hanna is asked why he did this unique project he likes to answer “because”. He was inspired by the local tradition of drawing calligraphy on sidewalks using large brushes and water, but where usually the artist would be judged on the form of their characters, Hanna’s tricycle creates forms with mathematical precision [Read more…]

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