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Calligraphy Ink: 12 Gorgeous Designs

Calligraphy is an ancient art and one of ink’s earliest uses. Modern calligraphers use high-quality ink and specialized tools to create beautiful designs.

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Published on November 25, 2016

Cursive may be going out of style, but calligraphy isn’t. This ancient art involves the use of broad-tipped pens and high-quality ink to creating intricate lettering designs. The majority of calligraphy inks are water-based, although some high-end waterproof and acrylic inks are popular. For standard water-based inks, dyes or pigments are mixed with water to make inks in a variety of colors. A calligrapher’s pen is dipped in the ink and the pen’s nib slowly transfers the ink to the paper.

The result? Beautiful pieces of calligraphy like these.

1.

Dream Less Work Harder Calligraphy

(via Wink and Wonder)

2.

Alphabet color blocked calligraphy

(via twentysixletters)

3.

Christmas Envelope Calligraphy

(via Lampeth Envelope)

4.

Hard Times Will Always Reveal true friends inspirational quote

(via Tolga Girgin)

5.

Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year.

(via Type Matters)

6.

Beautiful earthtone calligraphy ink quote

(via Yukimi Annand)

7.

Raise your words quote calligraphy

(via The Postmans Knock)

8. Everyone has a constellation of strengths

(via Dashwood Shop)

9.

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you do not, you will find an excuse

(via betype.co)

10.

Accept more, judge less

(via betype.co)

11.

Keep quiet quote calligraphy

(via Tumblr)

12. Geometric designs callirgaphy

(via Tumblr)

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