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An Exuberant Renaissance Calligraphy Guide (atlasobscura.com)
49 points by bookofjoe 12 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments





As both a calligrapher and a developer, I love how calligraphy combines the pure logical beauty of information (involving math, bits, Shannon, entropy, compression) with the very human beauty of bits of ink on paper (involving finger dexterity, visual pathway of the brain, the beauty of symmetry, our adornment of religious/important texts, thousands of years of evolution of symbols that a culture agrees on).

There is a beauty in code itself too, and I did a fun calligraphic rending of rc4 years ago: https://imgur.com/GP25ZCn


That's really pretty. The syntax highlighting is the cherry on top. Visually pleasing, but forced by a ruleset, which is neat.

I would like to hang this up in my office. Are you selling prints?

Something also fascinating, we find something similar in the "citra kavitvani" from an Indian poet named Rupa Goswami. Except his poetry is designed to make sense when read from different points in the calligraphic image, as well as having the poetry make sense when the words themselves intersect in the wonderful designs he has created.

An example can be found here https://www.religiousforums.com/attachments/upload_2016-12-1...




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