Nov 17 2009

Calligraphy and Handwriting Showcase

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By Steven Snell

High-quality calligraphy can be an excellent source of inspiration for graphic designers. Those who are skilled with creativity are able to create beautiful and impressive results, such as the ones you will see below.

In this post we will feature more than 40 excellent examples of calligraphy. This showcase includes pieces that have been created by hand as well as some that have been created digitally to replicate the look of calligraphy. Many of these examples also make use of colors and textures to create the end result.

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Comments and Discussions
  • underpk, 17 November 2009

    wow! I jealous of those artist, they really got skilled!

    thanks for the post. :)

  • Tony, 17 November 2009

    Really great examples of Calligraphy…love them all!

  • Webjohn01, 17 November 2009

    Hello Steven!

    I really like your collections it was a great source of
    inspiration.

    Keep up the good work.

    More thanks!

  • Yousuf, 17 November 2009

    They are simply amazing.
    I wish i knew how to do calligraphy like that

  • chophe, 17 November 2009

    Persian handwriting and calligraphy are the nicest calligraphy I ever seen.
    Thanks for your showcase.

  • designfollow, 17 November 2009

    great collection

    thanks you

  • Magentoua, 17 November 2009

    Cool collection
    thanks for sharing

  • ??, 17 November 2009

    Elegant! The style everyone loves.I’d like to know who the artiest is?

  • ochosto, 17 November 2009

    Elegant! The style everyone loves.I’d like to know who the artiest is?

  • BLOGitse, 17 November 2009

    WOW! Great collection, beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  • mrfidalgo, 17 November 2009

    Excellent post..really inspiring

  • esranull, 17 November 2009

    very cool good examples

  • Ian, 17 November 2009

    Excellent pics, there are some more good graffiti hand styles on you tube! Allot of graff writers would like these styles in your post.

    peace,

  • Waheed Akhtar, 17 November 2009

    This is just an awesome collection. Thanks for sharing

  • shammee, 17 November 2009

    Good work…

  • anna maria lopez lopez, 18 November 2009

    Calligraphy is the expression of the soul and these are clear examples of that.
    Thanks for the compilation!

  • Rvh, 18 November 2009

    the human hand still express the best what the soul screams

  • dania, 18 November 2009

    i can’t believe there is not one arabic calligraphy among these! Common guys. the Arabs are known for thei calligraphy, you could’ve shown a few!

  • Cort, 18 November 2009

    very nice! thanks!

  • rupam, 18 November 2009

    Its great collection….

  • Shepherd, 19 November 2009

    Exquisite! So poetically human.
    I visit this site every day and I’m always impressed by the content.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • wien, 22 November 2009

    great work, thanks for sharing

  • Carole Davis, 22 November 2009

    Beautiful! What skill. Nice to see it has not died out as an art form. Thank you so much for posting these images.

  • Semblance, 22 November 2009

    This is seriously beautiful.

  • Wat, 23 November 2009

    Great, thanks for sharing

  • DARKe, 24 November 2009

    Simple Amazing and beautiful simple as that.

  • Well…Some of these are really unique calligraphy…Some of the old religious calligraphic styles used here are excellent…But I am not happy with some styles in the list, they are too complex in their design making it difficult to read…Nevertheless got to see some unique and creative designs…

    • Fisher, 15 April 2010

      MAYBE SOME HARD-TO-READ STYLE IS THE THINGS WHAT ART REQUIRE…

  • Fisher, 15 April 2010

    I AM DEEPLY FALLING IN TO WHAT HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATED ABOVE…
    LOVE IT

  • Sandy, 20 December 2010

    Nice to see, Very inspirational.

  • Dona, 05 February 2011

    I was wondering if you can design a something for me, so I can get it tattooed?

  • handwriting analysis, 29 April 2011

    All the Styles Have worth to watch, Nice handwriting styles

  • DOCTOR TARIQ UMAR, 08 May 2011

    i m
    Art & Calligraphic Teacher
    Sadiq Public School
    Bahawalpur
    PAKISTAN

  • Claire, 24 June 2011

    A fantastic calligraphy resource and very inspirational. Love the range of examples you have here.

  • Viktor, 10 August 2011

    WOW…. they are all fantastic !!
    I have been looking for a font design to get my daughters name tattoed on me and these styles would be perfect ..
    If anyone can do “Evangelina” please email viktor.76@hotmail.com
    cheers

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