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- The art of writing letters and words with decorative strokes.
- The letters and words so produced, collectively.
From Ancient Greek καλλιγραφία (kalligrafía, “pretty writing”), from κάλλος (kallos, “beauty”) + γράφω (gráphō, “to draw”).
Types of writing
- Handwriting, a person's particular style of writing by pen or a pencil
- Hand (handwriting), in palaeography, refers to a distinct generic style of penmanship
- Block letters — also called printing, is the use of the simple letters children are taught to write when first learning
- Cursive — any style of handwriting in which all the letters in a word are connected.
People and groups
- Ellesmere Chaucer
- Marc Drogin - Author of : «Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique», and «Calligraphy of the Middle Ages and How to Do It»Tools
- International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting
- List of calligraphers
- Asemic writing
- Codex Seraphinianus
- Concrete poetry
- List of typographic features
- Typographic Emphasis
- Sign painting
- Typographic units
- Voynich manuscript
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