|Alright, if you've read this far, I'd say you're hooked. This page has stuff that might tickle your fascination with lettering.|
Association of Calligraphic Arts The ACA is the national organization for calligraphy.
St Johns Bible A modern manuscript created by calligrapher Donald Jackson. A glorious masterpiece of contemporary calligraphy.
John Neal Booksellers has an excellent listing of calligraphy events and resources that is kept up to date very well. It's a great resource for extended calligraphy study, the annual international calligraphy conference and numerous workshops throughout the States.
Paper and Ink Arts is another fabulous resource for calligraphers (along with John Neal listed above). They have an abundance of calligraphic tools and supplies.
In the Public Eye
The first cow parade in the States was hosted by Chicago and I was living there at the time had a chance to see it. Yes, it was a wonderful display of artistic talent and yet a huge disappointment to me as a calligrapher. Despite the fact that Chicago has an incredibly strong and vibrant calligraphy community with nationally and internationally recognized calligraphic artists, there was not a calligraphy cow to be seen. It was a reminder of how separate we can be from the larger artistic community--something that is changing. As calligraphers we have no reason to be shy about our work. Calligraphy is wonderful and unique and as important as any other artistic expression. Fortunately, since Chicago's cow parade many years ago, calligraphy is gaining recognition as a fine art form.
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