I want to tell you about a great research resource for calligraphy and typography.
THE CALLIGRAPHERS BIBLE
100 Complete Alphabets and
How to Draw Them
Why? Well it was very helpful while I was researching this series of blogs and its a great book.
It compares ancient prototypes with the modern calligraphy hands derived from them and many of the 100 ABCs in this book are also the starting point of many well known modern typefaces!
More images next time and meanwhile whether you are an admirer or creator of calligraphy and fonts or a typographer or graphic design do consider taking a look at this book?