The word calligraphy comes from
the Greek kalli meaning beautiful and graphia referring
to writing, and calligraphers today still emulate the elegant
letterforms of scribes throughout the centuries. Even in an age
of computer-generated type, this ancient craft is flourishing, but
it is also evolving. Calligraphy is now a respected visual art,
the creative expression of the written word.
Many elementary schools across the United States have dropped cursive instruction. Watch the PBS Newshour report Is cursive handwriting slowly dying out in America? featuring WCG member Shane Perry, a calligraphy instructor at the Smithsonian Institution.
On our website: The scribes who wrote out this nation's the founding documents and a brief history of calligraphy, lettering and typeface design
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