Lettering vs. Calligraphy: The Battle of Two Designers

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.


Each day, the Berlin based duo create one letter each, based upon a keyword like “distinguished” or happy,” provided by a moderator. The two then post their work and viewers are invited to vote on their favorite. Not only is this a healthy dose of competitive fun, but it also provides a platform for looking at the capabilities of the two techniques. Are the many options of lettering enough to overcome the raw passion of the quill pen? Can the calligraphic letter ever match the diversity of emotion available to the hand-drawn glyph? You be the judge at Lettering vs. Calligraphy, where the two go head-to-head each day.


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