Calligraphy is the art of forming beautiful symbols by hand and arranging them well. It’s a set of skills and techniques for positioning and inscribing words so they show integrity, harmony, some sort of ancestry, rhythm and creative fire."Calligraphy is a craft requiring singularly few tools – the writing instrument, the ink and the writing surface are the only essentials. The art of calligraphy depends on the scribe having an understanding of the proper use of all three, on his knowledge of letterforms and on his skill and freedom in their use."
Job opportunities are available for skilled calligraphers in printing shops, publishing houses, greeting card companies, graphic design firms etc. Calligraphers job profile may differ depending on the company/ organisation they work for. However, their major task is to make documents, invitations, or other printed pieces of the company look distinguished and prominent. Wedding/ Greeting Card Companies are one of the biggest employers of Calligraphy services who hire calligraphers to create their client's invitation cards. Their main job is to design the invitation/greeting cards with beautiful, flowing lettering on the envelopes as well as inside pages. Calligraphers can show their creativity in birthday cards, greeting cards, party invitation cards and even in the name cards that is to be placed on the table at an event or party. Film and television companies may need a calligrapher’s services for images and props. Calligraphers play a significant role in coming up with logo designs and brand imaging. Hoarding designs, signboards, desktop wallpapers, and packaging designs use Calligraphy as well.
No specific degree is needed to learn calligraphy.
Calligraphy has steadily been making inroads into various other fields. It has become an important part of design, graphics and typography. Calligraphers have also been integrating calligraphy with other fields such as fashion design and interior decoration. In an interesting project, Palav recently covered an entire building in Pune with calligraphy!“As far as potential goes, for calligraphy, the only limit is your imagination,”