The art of Calligraphy, inspired a college drop out to become the man who changed the world by developing a MacBook, iPhone, iPad, and everything Apple. So I wonder what it’ll do for you when you take a look at the collection of work at the Calligraphy Revival .
The show is representative of the variety of calligraphic work done over the past 110 years, a most fruitful period in the history of the art. In addition to the best-known artists of the period, some not-so-well-known scribes have been included in the mix. Only one work per calligrapher is presented, no matter how important or prolific the artist may be.
Examples of the letter arts focus primarily on works in the Latin alphabet, with two exceptions: a few lines in Hebrew culminating in the word “Shalom” in Ismar David’s silkscreen print (the rest of the lettering on that broadside is in the Latin alphabet), and some Arabic, Japanese, and Tibetan scripts are incorporated into the artwork by Brody Neuenschwander of Belgium. In addition to original, one of a kind works, there are a few limited-edition prints by silkscreen, letterpress from handcut blocks, or even high-quality offset on special papers, as well as three dimensional objects: letters hand-cut on slate, hand-glazed on ceramics, hand-cut on wood, and even etched on glass.