Calligraffiti

 

This morning, while browsing graphicdesignblog, I discovered a fascinating feature on Niels Shoe Meulman and his Calligraffiti website.

Calligraffiti, as you might expect, is a combination of calligraphy and graffiti. According to Meulman, it is “traditional handwriting with a metropolitan attitude.”

Although Meulman has been a graffiti artist since the eighties, he only began his Calligraffiti movement in 2007, and is currently working on exhibitions all around the world.

Very few calligraphers get the opportunity to practice their lettering on a brand new mercedes, but that’s exactly what Meulman does in the video below, where you can see his calligraffiti skills in action.

Working at a similar scale to calligrapher Denis Brown, Meulman applies calligraffiti to a wall in the following video.

In the following fascinating video, Meulman creates calligraphy in a more conventional manner, then throws in some calligraffiti for good measure.

Find out more about Meulman at his fantastic website Calligraffiti.

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