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A Professional Calligrapher Shows Off His Remarkable Skills

Calligraphy is a visual art where letters and written words are stylized to produce an aesthetically pleasing result. In older times, calligraphy was used heavily in religious works and other texts of historical significance. Some of the best known traditions of calligraphy are from medieval Europe, as well as East Asia (primarily China and Japan) and the Middle East. The Arabic/Islamic tradition is especially known for its inventiveness, since Islam tends to frown upon figurative art and idolatry. Thus, calligraphy became the primary method of artistic expression in these cultures.

Even in today's digital age, calligraphy still thrives today in the form in event invitations, hand-lettered logo design, religious art, maps, graphic design and also in the entertainment industry. In this video, master calligrapher Seb Lester shows off some of his dazzling skills.
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