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Calligraphy - Literally Stunning

Calligraphy has always been one of my pet issues. The word derives from greek kalos meaning beautiful and grafein for writing. This means more than just a beautiful handwriting. It involves knowledge of how letters and writing developed.

In the occidental medival culture calligraphy played an important role as transmitter of information, especially religious content centuries before the printing press had been invented. There are outstanding examples of calligraphy in ancient cultures, arabic, chinese, and japanese just to name a few.

More than drawing or painting it has a very meditative character that allows time and space to dissolve for a bit. Only for a bit that is, because if you mess up you have to start all over again which isn't relaxing at all.
I have used lettering for cards for various occasions, wedding and birthday books and fanfolds.


CALLIGRAPHY

  1. Handwritten CD Cover by Michaela Seidl
  2. Handwritten card for birth by Michaela Seidl
  3. Handwritten card for birth by Michaela Seidl
  4. Calligraphy page for a booklet by Michaela Seidl
  5. Calligraphy invitation by Michaela Seidl
  6. Handwritten pencil capitals by Michaela Seidl
  7. Calligraphy on a photo by Michaela Seidl
  8. Calligraphy, uncial letters by Michaela Seidl
  9. Handwritten baby bith greeting card by Michaela Seidl
  10. Calligraphy of an English poem with pen by Michaela Seidl
  11. Calligraphy of an English poem with pen by Michaela Seidl
  12. Calligraphy on Paper, quote, Shakespeare by Michaela Seidl
  13. Calligraphy, quote, pen and ink on paper by Michaela Seidl
  14. Watercolor sketch by Michaela Seidl
  15. Calligraphy, pen, ink on paper by Michaela Seidl
  16. Calligraphy on Paper, quote, Oscar Wilde by Michaela Seidl
  17. Calligraphy on paper, quote, William Butler Yeats, by Michaela Seidl
  18. Calligraphy on paper, quote, Franz Kafka by Michaela Seidl
  19. Calligraphy, quote by Billy Wilder, pen with ink, by Michaela Seidl
  20. Handwritten CD Cover with a little drawing by Michaela Seidl
  21. Calligraphy, pen with ink by Michaela Seidl
  22. Calligraphy, pen on paper by Michaela Seidl
  23. Calligraphy, pen on paper by Michaela Seidl
  24. Calligraphy, ornament, by Michaela Seidl
  25. Calligraphy, birthday, pen on paper, by Michaela Seidl
  26. Calligraphy, birthday, by Michaela Seidl
  27. Calligraphy, birthday card by Michaela Seidl
  28. Calligraphy, pen, watercolor, by Michaela Seidl
  29. Calligraphy, birthday, pen on paper, by Michaela Seidl
  30. Calligraphy on pebbles, lombardic capitals in a frame by Michaela Seidl
  31. Calligraphy, capitals with embellishment by Michaela Seidl
  32. Calligraphy on pebbles by Michaela Seidl

Calligrams - Poetry in Pictures

Playing with letters, writing pictures. A calligram is a written picture. The words of a poem, a phrase, or a quotation are arranged in a way that creates an image. This is a most fascinating and challenging thing to do! It needs careful preparation and many, many trials to get it done. Due to the shape the meaning might be difficult to capture at first glance. But it's worth to take the time and "read" the picture.

I hope you'll enjoy some of my humble attempts!

  1. Calligraphy, calligram, Java Jive, birthday card by Michaela Seidl
  2. Calligraphy, calligram, birthday card by Michaela Seidl
  3. Calligraphy, calligram, key, birthday card by Michaela Seidl
  4. Calligraphy, calligram, nein, quote, peter turrini  Michaela Seidl
  5. Calligraphy, calligram, stille, quote, Reinhold Schneider, by Michaela Seidl
  6. Calligraphy, calligram, star, Christmas wishes, by Michaela Seidl
  7. Calligraphy, calligram, umbrella, quote, Lord Bowen by Michaela Seidl
  8. Calligraphy, calligram, four, quote, Albert Camus, by Michaela Seidl
  9. Calligraphy, calligram, butterfly by Michaela Seidl
  10. Calligraphy, calligram, butterfly, birthday card by Michaela Seidl
  11. Calligraphy, calligram, cake, birthday card by Michaela Seidl
  12. Calligraphy, calligram, Christmas greetings by Michaela Seidl
  13. Calligraphy, calligram, stille, quote, Reinhold Schneider, by Michaela Seidl