It’s very rare to find nice handwriting nowadays. It’s even rarer to find someone who’s well-versed in the art of calligraphy. Gone are the days when notebooks looked less like a bunch of pages written in Morse Code and more like eye candy. This is understandable, in a way; with how far technology has come, touchtyping makes it possible to type out thoughts and important notes faster than if one were to write it down. Handwriting has become a lost art.
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The good news is that there are still creatives peeps out there who are keeping the "ancient" craft of beautiful manual writing alive. Cursive writing, typography, and calligraphy are turning into beautiful works of art. And for the rest of us, we get to enjoy their masterful display of great penmanship. Here are 30 gifs for your enjoyment, and I promise you – it’s difficult to stop watching.
Thick creamy precision
Simply beautiful stuff
Fountain pens are awesome
Markers are great too
The bare minimum
Let’s meditate upon these strokes
An epiphany of beauty
Chinese calligraphy – origin story
Stunning even in black and white
You don’t have to understand it
Each piece seems to tell its own story
Calligraphy is an experience
Practice calligraphy on your computer too
Wet and Wild
Finger font makers
This gif sums it up perfectly
Emeralds don’t have to be green
Golden Glittery ink makes it better
Made you look
Don’t you wish you could calligraph like this?
Do you know of any calligraphy artists on Instagram and YouTube? Tell us!
Editor’s note: This is written for Hongkiat.com by Ivory Krähe. Ivory is a freelance writer, an art enthusiast, and owns way too many dolls. When she isn’t writing, she’s hunched over her desk, customizing a doll. You can check out her collection on Twitter.