If you watch calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas up close, it looks like he’s just randomly sweeping his broom whichever way he likes it as he dances around the rooftop. But when the drone flies up and takes the overhead aerial view, we get to see the whole design of his rooftop calligraphy and it’s pretty bad ass.
It’s not like I totally judge people’s handwriting (okay, I judge them a little) but it’s just refreshing to see good penmanship in 2015 because it’s so rare. We all just type on computers or phones and the most we write is two or three looping scribbles on a receipt. Here’s a look at someone who doesn’t just type and…
This whole short, Ink by Ryan Couldrey, focuses on Tanja Tiziana and the journey of rediscovering the long lost (okay, not quite long lost but soon/almost/eventually) art of calligraphy and just handwriting in general. Though dripping in a little too much ink at times, it’s always so nice to see someone write. The…
Think you’ve got a good party trick? British designer Seb Lester can draw pixel-perfect logos with a few sweeps of his calligraphy pen. I watched in disbelief as he reproduced some fairly complex type using only his steady hand.
I am defiantly not an Apple Store kinda person. I've yet to queue up for the latest iPhone, certainly don't aimlessly browse around during my lunch hour, and buy all my cases off Amazon. But Apple's latest chunk of Cupertino on foreign soil would make me change all that.
The thick, polished animal skin used as paper during the Medieval era wasn't very strong. It was really easy to rip during cleaning and preparation. But nobody could afford to toss away a page just because of some holes. So illustrators and scribes created art out of the flaws in their pages.
Researchers at Keio University have developed a motion capture robot that can record and reproduce the entire velocity of an expert calligrapher's brush strokes. This could lead to improvements to the way robots learn skills, and lead to a pretty handy robo-surgical helper someday.
Not only is The Musalman written by hand—at a time when printed newspapers are dying like sick lepers—it's produced by a team of only four scribes. And it's not just handwritten—it's transcribed in calligraphy. These people work. Hard.
For those looking to brag about your children's calligraphy skills to your friends, this Touchscreen Calligraphy Tablet concept lets you force your children into practicing their handwriting without having to pay for ink and paper.