Calligraphy is defined as decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush. While some people may associate this art form with a more traditional style, this typography style can absolutely be incorporated into modern designs.

Calligraphy has revived itself in recent years with the resurgence of interest in DIY projects and handcrafted materials, in part due to the popularity of websites like Etsy and Pinterest. The versatile nature of calligraphy allows for the creation of stunningly unique designs that don’t necessarily need any additional graphic elements; however, you can certainly pair calligraphy with luxury specialty treatments such as letterpress or foil stamp, or incorporate other custom embellishments such as watercolor or illustration. Additionally, using a brightly colored or metallic ink is a simple way to further add a contemporary flair to any calligraphic piece.

Here are some of the most popular uses for calligraphy in 2017:

  • Menus & gift tags
  • Escort cards & table numbers
  • Invitations, save-the-dates, and thank you cards

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