Calligraphy is an art form that comprises the art of writing and drawing. It gives visual vocabulary to languages. A calligraphy artist perform his or her works with the same seriousness as to that of a painter. Artistic calligraphy reproduce and produce different writing styles including the ancient and modern. Cultural exchanges due to different reasons also influenced the styles and techniques of this form of art every part of the world. Calligraphy can be considered as an interpretive or expressive way of writing.

The ancient and traditional calligraphy followed many strict rules in styles and techniques adopted. A kind of rhythm and regularity to the letters and some geometrical like shapes and sizes where considered as most essential for the quality writings. Together with these unwritten rules and calligraphers skill techniques like speed, acceleration and deceleration of the moves and turns , strokes of brushes , angle and inclination that gives to the brushes, paper and inks, posture of the hand etc all gave ‘soulful and living’ characters in those times.

In the modern world, where computers influence the life more, all these kinds of rules are broken. Calligraphy using computers gaining popularity in font design and typography, logo design, graphic design, document writings, stone inscriptions, certificates design, titles for film and television and other all kinds of written works.

Nowadays when calligraphers develop new pieces of work, especially using computers, he or she gives a personal feel and touch to the lines and letters they draw instead simply following the old laws. So a calligrapher should have the knowing where to cut the old boundaries. For that, a calligrapher should also have the knowledge of the old and traditional ways and methods. As Pablo Picasso said, “to draw a bull using only four lines, first learn to draw the bull in full.”

Educational Multimedia Research Centre(EMMRC) is organising a workshop on Calligraphy titled as Art of Calligraphy on 16th January 2018 at Aryabhatta hall, University of Calicut. Shri Narayana Bhattathiri, better known as Artist Bhattathiri, renowned digital calligraphy artist and winner of many awards and recognitions will handle the sessions. During the last four decades, Bhattathiri has painted and drawn thousands of titles, designed text layouts of various magazines, brochures, books, posters, advertisements, film titles. His illustrations in Malayalam magazines were noted for their visual flourish and flights of imagination. Recently he has won Jikji Prize for Calligraphy awarded by Cheongju Cultural Centre, Seoul.

Objectives of the workshop:

•   Know the creative and artistic aspects of digital calligraphy .
•   Understand the moderns techniques in digital calligraphy.
•   Explore the possibilities of the digital calligraphy as a profession and passion.

All interested persons can participate in the workshop. If you have experience in drawing and painting, it will be more worth full.

16/January/2018 10 AM – 4 PM
Venue – Aryabhatta Hall , University of Calicut

Admission Fee – Rs 100 / - only.
Fee to be remitted to the Account number of the centre (SBI A/C NO- 57018327378 IFSC - SBIN0070200) or paid at EMMRC office, University of Calicut on or before 12/ January / 2018 - 4 PM. Participation limited to fifty (50 nos ) persons only. If you are genuinely interested, please register for the workshop at www.

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