Modern Calligraphy fonts
Similarly, during its time of origin and evolution, Calligraphy paved its way to different communities and regions and was being used for different rituals and purposes. This streaming and distribution led to the existence of types of calligraphy fonts.
Through centuries and times, it flourished in the forms of wedding invitations, religious art, inscriptions, memorial designs, and whatnot. This form got hit due to Industrialization, but it survives through the spirit of Artists and Penmen.
They are different in terms of their way of writing, lettering sub-styles, or hands. By understanding these differences you will easily be able to identify the forms with precision, and learning each type would add weightage to this unique skill of yours. Variability with your skill is a must in order to stand out.
1. GOTHIC CALLIGRAPHY
One of the types of calligraphy is also called a Black letter or Old English script and was mainly used for manuscript books and documents throughout Europe. Its origin took place when there was a progressive modification of pen stroke arising due to adaptation to an obliquely cut feather pen which actually allowed a quicker writing style.
One interesting fact noticed with this style was that, because of condensed words, a lot of words could be fit in a single line and this was thus used to write books. It also reduced production costs.
2. COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY
This bold style of writing is created using the Intaglio printmaking method in which the image is incised into the surface and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. Of all times, this copperplate calligraphy has been well appreciated and highly known. Very important types of calligraphyBook a Demo
What makes this style different is its usage of the pointed nib, in comparison to the usage of flat nibs in other styles. This style requires high precision and also the nib shouldn’t face any amount of pressure while writing.
3. BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY
As simple as it sounds, it is calligraphy created with a brush as a tool. You must have heard of modern calligraphy, well brush calligraphy is quite similar.
Here, with every downward stroke heavy pressure is applied, and with every upward stroke light pressure is applied. For a beginner, this style is easy to pick up as the brush has flexible nylon fiber tips that are easy to use. Choosing the right brush and finding your comfort spot is the way to go!
4. SERIF CALLIGRAPHY
You surely must have heard of Times New Roman, right? This is an example of serif calligraphy where the letters have ‘feet’ at the end of letters and small embellished details at end of each letterform. Most Logos use this style.
It is divided further into four different styles:
- Old Style
- Slab serif
5. SAN SERIF CALLIGRAPHY
It is simple, if the calligraphy does not have extended features called serifs at the end of the strokes, then it is san serif. They generally have less stroke width variation and are used to convey simplicity and minimalism.
They were mostly used in old documents and have laid emphasis on more device usage and less on body text.
All these beautiful types of calligraphy fonts carry huge traditions and just by knowing about them we can feel the rush of inspiration to try and practice these forms.
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