iOS app Android app


Calligrapher's Instagram Videos Are Drawing Acclaim

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts
Read More: Calligraphy, Arts News

Late first #inktober in progress! I love succulents. I'm currently experiencing my first successful propagation so I feel pretty excited about that. ...

Dog Plays With Calligraphy Ink Set While Owners Are Out, And It Doesn't End Well

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.10.2016 | Weird News

A playful pooch is in the doghouse after it got hold of its owners' Chinese calligraphy ink set. The energetic animal somehow got into a large amount ...

Fall Into A Deep Trance Watching Calligraphy Pens In Motion

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts

In theory, an Instagram account devoted to close-ups of pens doesn't sound all that appealing. And then you watch one of the short, surprisingly lavis...

It's Awards Season, Where Are the People of Color, Where Is the Syncretism?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.24.2017 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

My personal experience working in theater, film and television is that evolution and integration are happening, are ongoing. I experienced this on a greater level this past year in film and television than in theater.

Expectations Versus Reality

Katie Shapiro | Posted 09.30.2016 | Women
Katie Shapiro

I want to see the mess and the tears and the bags under the eyes. I want to see the piles of homework and the stack of books that will never actually get read. I want to see people laughing because life is so hectic that sometimes that's the only option. Because that's where I'm at right now, and I really wouldn't mind some company.

How Handwriting Sharpens Your Mind

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

These diversions are relatively simple to implement in everyday life; allowing the mind to wander a bit, or rest on a repetitive task-at-hand, only require minutes of our day. Perhaps the greatest thing about handwriting is that the very act of doing it forces you to focus on what's important. It is, in essence, a moment of mindfulness.

Forget Typing. These Artists Celebrate Handwritten Letters

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts

Doodlebugs of the world: gather 'round! Though you may feel alone while scribbling in notebook margins during lectures, there are, in fact, others lik...

Meet The World's Youngest Living Master Penman

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts

Back in the Civil War era, known to some as the "golden age of penmanship," good handwriting was your ticket to success. Nowadays, most of us have tra...

How Artists Survive: They Take Risks

Juri Koll | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts
Juri Koll

On the face of it, one might have reservations about a calligraphy show as art, the same way one might feel about "word art" in the contemporary sphere of the art world. For an artist, seeming too quick or spontaneous to an audience is a risk.

This Calligraphy Wizard Can Recreate Any Font With His Pen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts

Seb Lester calls himself a designer and illustrator, though his miraculous handmade fonts suggest some sort of unmentioned wizardry is at work. The Lo...

Fan Zeng, Mirror of the Invisible

David Gosset | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
David Gosset

Less obsessed by avant-garde experiences or disruptive newness than concerned by inheritance and harmony, the art of Fan Zeng is one of the most significant variations on the classical themes of the Chinese civilization.

What This Monk Is Doing Will Absolutely Stun You

Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has been revered for his work in peace, compassion and understanding since he was ordained in 1949...

Slowing Down to Wake Up

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.03.2013 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

In today's hyper-caffeinated, attention deficit-disordered world, most of us long for a pause button powerful enough to stop more than just our electronic devices. Like our endlessly spinning hard disk of a brain, for example. Or the downward spiral of the economy.

Living Out The Sacred Word

Homayra Ziad | Posted 06.13.2012 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

I may pull the Quran down from the topmost shelf, and sit in silent recitation, but if the Quran cannot be read in the movement of my limbs, the angle of my chin, the way I walk, sit and hold someone's hand, it is as if it had never been written at all.

Cy Twombly's Luscious Photography

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Cy Twombly was one of the greatest artists of our generation. His paintings, cryptic fields of "calligraffiti," derailed the course of art history...

A Beautiful Sign

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Deborah C Dooley

We need signs. They are all around us. But signwriting is a dying trade. There are only a few traditional signwriters left in the UK and few seem keen to take their place. The idea, held by some, that this is a skill which should be reserved for barges and funfairs is ridiculous, and ignores the fact that beautifully crafted signs can only be a positive thing for any business.

PHOTOS: One Of America's Greatest Calligraphers Has Died

Posted 01.03.2012 | Books

A former art director at top advertising agency Young & Rubicam, Sam Fink was one of America's great calligraphers and illustrators. Born on May 2...

Jaweed Kaleem

New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art Opens Its Doors For Long-Awaited Islamic Art Exhibit | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Standing in the grand entrance hall of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, Navina Haidar shuffled between nervousness and glee ...

Sexual Secrets of Steve Jobs: The Digital Caress of Apple Products

Richard B. Woodward | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Richard B. Woodward

Ever since the death of Steve Jobs I've been thinking of the Woody Allen line about reincarnation, how if there's an afterlife he wants "to come back ...

The ABCs of an Unknown Duchemin

Carolyn Vega | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega


Thich Nhat Hanh and David Suzuki to Discuss How to Restore Health to the Planet

James Hoggan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

What gives you hope that we can bring about the collective awakening needed to restore health to the planet?

Kinda Hibrawi and Her Modern Abstract Arabic Art

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nour Akkad

2011-01-05-art.jpg Hibrawi's ability to translate the rich meanings of Arabic script though her contemporary calligraphy surrounded by bright and vivid paint is exquisite.

BLOG WATCH> The New Art Of Calligraffiti On My Modern Met

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Alice on November 4, 2010 at 2:30pm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

By mixing beautiful and traditional calligraphy with the rawness and grittiness of graffiti, Niels Meulman gives a whole new way of appreciating both ...

Languages of God: The Word as Decoration

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

2010-11-10-language.jpgThe veneration of text and language went hand in hand in Islam, and the emphasis on both was strengthened by an even earlier aversion to figurative art.

Revealing Yourself In Aikido, Calligraphy and Kototama

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Whether we will it or not, who we are is seen clearly in the black ink of our doing and on the white paper of possibility.