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Why Caligraphy is Still a Thriving Art Form

Updated on August 12, 2012

For truly passionate calligraphers, the art of penmanship will always be alive as long as there is at least one artist willing to carry on the age-old tradition. Despite computers that can produce a plethora of different fonts, real calligraphy writing comes from the artist who strives to bring out the true emotion of the writing through the words they draw. Calligraphy has survived throughout history despite printing presses, engravings, and various other technological advancements.

As the distance between traditional and modern art forms continually grows, this distance is actually what sustains the older art forms. People that are passionate about older art forms like calligraphy realize that technology is not a threat at all, but merely a reminder of how truly special calligraphy is, and how it becomes more and more special as time goes on.


Below are some of the writing instruments and traditional leather journals that I like to use for my calligraphy artwork.

Speedball 2-Ounce India Ink, Super Black
Speedball 2-Ounce India Ink, Super Black

Ideal for drawing, cartooning, lettering, calligraphy, airbrushing, scratchboards.

 
Classic Genuine Leather Journal by Rustic Ridge - Handmade Leather Diary / Notebook / Sketchbook - Great for Travel Writing and Sketching 5" x 7" - Russet Brown
Classic Genuine Leather Journal by Rustic Ridge - Handmade Leather Diary / Notebook / Sketchbook - Great for Travel Writing and Sketching 5" x 7" - Russet Brown

This Classic Journal includes 200 cream colored pages (100 sheets) that are hand sewn into the leather binding. The acid-free, cotton rag pages are the perfect surface for writing or sketching with a pencil, ball point pen, or your favorite fountain pen.

 
Speedball 10 Pen Nib Assorted Set
Speedball 10 Pen Nib Assorted Set

Set includes 10 hand crafted nibs. Made in the USA.

 

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      Bredavies 5 years ago

      It's a good thing it is, but I'm surprised. With all the technology I feel like people barely use pens anymore. They even stopped teaching cursive in school! Thanks.