Calligraphy is the art of beautiful penmanship. It is often associated with Asian cultures but it is not limited to them. In fact, you can find a large number of Jewish artists who practice Hebrew calligraphy. Calligraphy looks beautiful on wedding invites, religious art, and memorial designs. It makes a great gift for loved ones.
Calligraphy requires the use of pens and brushes. The pens may be flat-balled or round-nibbed. The lettering has strict rules as to how they are to be structured and sized. Hebrew calligraphy more specifically can be used for Ketubahs, for quoted text from the Torah, a proverb and more! It is a very versatile art form.
Because each work is crafted by hand, the artistic style cannot be replicated by a computer. That’s why you should seek out an artist to do the work. Chaim Bernath can add calligraphy to several projects. The text you want can be added to Bar Mitzvah or wedding invites and cards, a Ketubah, or manuscript art. It can be done majestically with bright lettering.
Modern calligraphy adds an Old World touch. Once an art for Jewish scribes, now artists can share the beauty with patrons. It’s rich in tradition but it does not pander to it.