World Calligraphy Day

12 Aug 2021
by Simone de Mestre

I should have posted this yesterday as World Calligraphy day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of August every year.

Better late than never!!

From the moment the first quill hit the first piece of parchment, humans have been looking for the most beautiful and decorative way to present their writing.

From holy texts to royal decrees, Chaucer to Shakespeare and Greek to Latin, all writing and style was passed down from generation to generation.

It is thought that the Romans were the first to really bring calligraphy to the masses – you only have to take a look at many of the statues throughout Italy or Roman remains in the UK to see the strikingly beautiful lettering that they painstakingly carved.

World Calligraphy day endeavours to promote history and encourage new interest.