WORLD CALLIGRAPHY DAY
The second Wednesday of August is the day where art meets handwriting. Nibs ready, it’s World Calligraphy Day!
Poets believe there is beauty within the flow of words. Similarly, calligrapher’s find beauty assembling those words on paper in an artistic and beautiful fashion. Furthermore, calligraphers design words in a harmonious, almost romantic elegance, respectively.
Calligraphy is an ancient art form that is one of the oldest forms of communication. Interestingly, calligraphy first appears as early as 200 BC in China. Additionally, this historic art form is apparent in almost every region of the world as the main source of manuscript writing and communication. In early findings, religious documents, such as the original Bible, are written in Biblical Hebrew calligraphy. With western influence, calligraphy would take on a more creative point of view.
Maneuvering through the ages, calligraphy continues to maintain a unique flow of magic from pen to paper. In today’s modern world, calligraphers believe calligraphy is an interpretation of the individual. In many aspects, each symbol creates meaning to relationships between their ancestry and language. Furthermore, while keeping the integrity of each symbol, calligraphers allow for a harmonious flow of the entire text, as well. Above all, a calligrapher always finds their creative rhythm and shares the individual inspiration through the flow of patterns on paper.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldCalligraphyDay
Signing up for a beginners course will open your soul to a new world of expression. If you already are a calligrapher, teach someone else your skillful craft! Remember, share your calligraphy writing on social media using #WorldCalligraphyDay.
WORLD CALLIGRAPHY DAY HISTORY
In 2017, Manuscript Pen Company founded World Calligraphy Day to bring together all calligraphy enthusiasts to celebrate the art of calligraphy. The day offers an opportunity to discuss, practice, learn and celebrate the creative and beautiful artform.