Founded in 1976, the Washington Calligraphers Guild is a nonprofit organization of 550 U.S. and international lettering artists of all skill levels, from professional scribes to enthusiastic beginners and non-calligraphers who appreciate the lettering and book arts.
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.
The latest issue of the WCG journal Scripsit showcases the calligraphy of Marsha & Larry Brady and Hallmark's James Fedor as well as international talent Sergey Shapiro, Patrick Leung, Marina Marjina and Rachel Yallop. How to order