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Lettering by Andrew Haslam

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1.1Calligraphy

1.2Digital calligraphy

1.3Graffiti

1.4Tattooed lettering

1.5Signwriting

1.6Fairground painting

1.7Canal boat painting

1.8Road lettering and markings

1.9Painting stained glass

1.10Mosaic lettering

 

1.1 Calligraphy

Calligraphy literally means beautiful writing, from the Greek kalligraphia, and kallos, meaning beauty. Unlike type design, calligraphy does not rely on construction or drafting, drawing and redrawing. Each calligraphic letter is individual, described by H. Jenkins as:‘a freehand in which the freedom is so nicely reconciled with order that the understanding eye is pleased to contemplate it’.

The origins of calligraphy ...

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