Self-employed publisher Peter Drinkwater from Shipston with examples of his delicate handwriting skills.
“Every letter Peter Drinkwater of Shipston writes is a protest against progress,” the Journal reported 20 years ago, “and everyone who has received a letter from him won’t even throw the envelope away.”
The report of 1990 continued: “As an accomplished calligrapher Mr Drinkwater uses exquisite colours and a delicate hand that stretches the elegance of 16th century handwriting across each letter and each envelope. The stamp in the right- hand corner alone identifies his letters with the 20th century “According to Mr Drinkwater, his skills hark back to a time when writing was done with a high degree of care – good handwriting was a point of etiquette.
Zoomorphic Calligraphy established itself only relatively late in Islamic art, when the taboos outlawing religious iconography had lost some of their power. It is an art developed in Ottoman Turkey, India and Qajar Iran. People say, it was known as early as 1458. Most of the below zoomorphic and anthropomorphic optical illusions were done by talented artist, named Hassan Musa from Sudan.
HassanMusa is a Sudanese artist who works and lives in Domessargues in the south of France…
Here is a brilliant , hard-to-imagine technique, bringing two excellent arenas into a single domain …Call it simply Calligraphy using Photography or anything else you like … Its perfect Ballet of Light, at the perfect exposure …. I call it “Awesome” .
Amritsar, Dec 28 (ANI): Hardeep Singh, an artist in Amritsar, has drafted the Gurbani, the Sikh scriptures in calligraphy.
He said he undertook the work because he had not seen anybody doing it before.
“It has been almost a year. The response has been great. Calligraphy means beautiful writing. The art originated in England. I have not seen anybody drafting Gurbani in calligraphy that is why I decided to undertake it,” said Hardeep Singh.
His father, Surindra Singh, himself a collector of art antique’s, helping him with his new venture.
“We have preserved the invaluable pieces of art. Though it is duty of the government to preserve it. We also have some illustrated materials. If government wants I can give it to them,” said Surindra Singh.
Hardeep Singh is a computer teacher by profession, but an artist by heart. He prints the borderline of the page on computer and writes the verses of Gurvani with his hands.
He is the great grandson of Bhai Gian Singh Naqqash, who worked on a portion of the sanctum sanctorum in the Golden Temple. (ANI)
On weekends Achyut Palav School of Calligraphy conducts sessions dedicated to Devnagri & Roman for those who cannot accommodate batches in the week. On weekends, other Indian scripts like Modi, Urdu & foreign language like Japanese. Special session & workshops like manuscript studies & creativity building will be conducted all year round. The school is also equipped with a calligraphy shop & a library.
John Stevens is a calligrapher, designer of logotypes & illustrator of expressive letterforms with 27+ years experience. He has worked for well known clients in book & magazine publishing, packaging, type design, graphic design, television & film.
In addition to the graphics application of his work, John has practiced calligraphy as an art form, producing one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces that are included in many private and public collections throughout the world. He has had several solo exhibitions, and has participated in many group exhibitions throughout the world (most recently, Japan).
I saw this picture in the Seattle Times website and kept gawking at it for some time … Even though it is reasonable a simple style , well calligraphed Italics , looks great …
Scribes working on The Saint John’s Bible created their own goose-feather quills. Quills are more supple than metal pens and allow the ink to flow freely, producing fine hairlines at the end of strokes.
I saw a few brilliant videos on YouTube on started goolging for this name “John DeCollibus”. His works are definitely masterpieces and would make any reasonably seasoned calligrapher look like an amateur. I especially have become a fan of the fantastic flourishes that he manages to create. This is just a few pieces of work that I nicked from this personal site, to prove my point …
John DeCollibus was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1946. He graduated from Boston College in 1967 with a business degree. While at BC, John enrolled in ROTC and received his officer’s commission. In 1969, he served in the US Army as a company commander in Korea in the 2nd infantry division.
Callifest 2008 was organised at Sir J. J. School of Art Campus, Dr. D. N. Road, Mumbai , between 15th to 21st Dec. 2008. This fest included an EXHIBITION , DEMONSTRATION , WORKSHOP and LECTURES on the ART of Calligraphy. Here are a few pictures from the Exhibition …
If you speak about Calligraphy in India and do not mention “Achyut Palav” , the conversation will not be probably considered complete. I have been following his work, especially Devnagri Calligraphy, which is a weak area for me. If not for Achyut Palav, I believe that there would be much of a Calligraphy scene in India. This signature, is itself a fine piece of calligraphy.
A G.D Art from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, Palav has expressively used the Devnagri & English scripts in his works over the years. But his love has been the depths of Devnagri scripts, and especially, its avatar in Maharashtra – a region known for durable and enriching literary tradition. Music & other such performing arts have inspired him to make innovative & bold demonstrations with Musicians, Dancers, singers & like. He passes on the same enthusiasm to budding artists through his demos & highly interactive workshops which are held regularly at his studio in Mumbai (visit his website for more details).