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Hand-Lettering vs Calligraphy: What’s the Difference?

You may be wondering, if calligraphy simply refers to the art of beautiful writing, then why aren’t all words, when they’re beautifully represented, considered calligraphy? Hand-lettering and calligraphy are both expressions of artistic lettering. However, there is a very distinguishable difference between these different lettering methods. This distinction boils down to differing methods. Calligraphy relies...

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4 DIY Modern Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Techniques

Modern calligraphy is an artistic lettering medium open to versatility, experimentation, and the development of skills that lie outside of the traditional calligraphy toolbox. Contemporary pointed-pen calligraphy often uses colorful watercolor, backgrounds, flourish designs, and painted flowers. You might see these modern techniques spilling their ink across mail art, wedding and event invitations, as well...

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