30 inspiring calligraphy works

By Cameron Chapman Posted Apr. 04, 2012 Reading time: Less than a minute

Calligraphic fonts have been popular in the design world for a long time. But we don’t see hand-lettered calligraphy nearly as often, outside of wedding invitations.

Hand-lettered calligraphy is beautiful and has an organic feel to it that’s often lacking in digital designs.

Even hand-lettering or sketching your designs prior to digitizing them can add a whole new warmth and style to your finished work.

Below are thirty beautiful calligraphic works of art, all of which at least started out with pen (or pencil) and paper.

Ornamental Lettering


Welcome to Transylvania


Poems in Calligraphy


Poems in Calligraphy


Too Old to Die Young


In 2012…




Abstract Calligraphy


Type Lovers Project


Daily Calligraphy


Arabic Calligraphy


Lettering Collection




Rebel Squad


I love Paris




Calligraphic Birds


Calligraphy 5


Love Calligraphy


Chinese Calligraphy




Abstract Calligraphy


Arabic Calligraphy


Raghad House


Tongue and Pen


Arabic Calligraphy Tree




Twelve Zodiac Calligraphy


Arabic Calligraphy VII



Seen any great calligraphy lately, either digital or hand-lettered? Please share in the comments!