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While scanning the interweb for artwork to publish I often notice that there’s quite a lot of people out there that don’t really know the difference between typography, lettering and calligraphy. And it actually took me a while before I learned the difference. In the beginning of this blog I pretty much called everything containing letters for Typography.
Smashing Magazine published a very good article a while back about understanding the difference between type and lettering, which I recommend to everyone who’s interested.
But the short version pretty much is:
Typography – “Writing with prefabricated characters”
Lettering – “The art of drawing letters”
Calligraphy – “The art of writing beautiful letters and words”
With all of that said, here’s a new gallery with 25 beautifully drawn and written words.