Learn about World Calligraphy Day

Each script has its own calligraphic and cultural history. It is more a question of matching different calligraphic styles to one another, without the features of one script dominating another.

Bruno Maag

Calligraphy is art in a written form. Today it is used in many design concepts for advertising and promoting, and it is easy to do because of the advanced technology we have today. However, calligraphy also has had a vast history that has impact many cultures all over the world. World Calligraphy Day commemorates this history and hopes that people can take on calligraphy as a passion in their lives.

History of World Calligraphy Day

Calligraphy has been around for the longest time and has been a significant art form that marks essential points in history. The Chinese, the Egyptians, the Islamics, and ancient Western civilizations all have different styles formed from their cultures because calligraphy is the combination of visual art with writing. For instance, much of Western civilizations calligraphy came from its practice in Latin because of how it was taught and read in religious churches. The same goes for the Islamics, using the Koran and religious texts to create art. Because it has been around for hundreds of years, calligraphy continues to be a kind of art form that helps aid and transforms today’s media.

World Calligraphy Day allows experts and beginners to come together to discuss, practice, and learn about the art of calligraphy. This holiday began through the Pen Museum and the Manuscript Pen Company; the Pen Museum is a museum dedicated to teaching the art of calligraphy and the Manuscript Pen Company being an art retailer specializing in calligraphy products. Each year, the Pen Museum brings in experts from different schools of art and lets visitors who attend the museum to learn how to begin calligraphy and the different styles of art that exist. World Calligraphy Day celebrates this art in its history and encourages others to participate and learn about this art form.

How to celebrate World Calligraphy Day

Want to try out calligraphy? Buy some supplies at your local art supply store and see how you do. If you need practice, you can always attend art classes, whether at a college or through online resources. You can also research into the different styles of art there is and see what interests you the most. Share this holiday on social media using the hashtag #worldcalligraphyday and let everyone know what day it is today.

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