I do not know about you, but sometimes when I am feeling particularly happy or happy-full, I start to get a little nostalgic and reminisce about when I was a younger person. I had this idea to make a small birthday card with a picture of myself and my family on the front. I made the cards and took them to a local craft store to have them printed, but after I saw the “Happy Birthday” inscription I was so excited.
I’m not sure what was more amazing about that inscription in the card: the fact that it was my birthday card, or the fact that it was written in calligraphy. You have to remember that I’m a graphic designer, and I have never used calligraphy on anything I’ve made. The only time I did was on a couple of my own designs, but I can’t imagine anyone looking at a card like that and deciding to use it on their birthday card.
Oh, okay. It’s okay. In fact, I would prefer if you’d ignore the fact that I’m a graphic designer and just go, “Oh, okay, well that was cute”, and then make the best card in the world.
But its not okay. Its really not. I have made cards that I think my clients would find very cute and not at all adorable if I had been using calligraphy. So I guess it is better that I dont use it any more. I just dont feel the need to use it.
This is a common theme. People who write with calligraphy often use it in a way that feels like they are trying to be funny. In fact, it can be a very charming way to express your feelings and emotions. The trouble is when the calligraphy is of the same color as the paper it is written on. Since paper is usually white, it just looks white.
For the past few years, I’ve been having trouble drawing my own flowers. It turns out, it’s a lot easier to just pick a color and say, “Draw what you see”. Of course, when you do, you have to know the size of the flowers before you can even draw them. So a lot of people use calligraphy to go along with their designs to make them look more pleasing.
You can use calligraphy to get your design to look more pleasing by doing things like choosing a shape and a size, then starting with that and working it out into the design. For example, when I started drawing flower designs, I thought the big ones would be the most pleasing, but I also found that using calligraphy was more pleasing than choosing a bunch of flowers and working them out. You don’t need to know the exact size of the flowers either: Just get it right.
Theres a lot of different styles. From the big block letters with thick strokes to the more delicate calligraphy that looks more like a scrawl, there are hundreds of ways to get your designs to look more pleasing and make them easier for others to read.
So let’s say I want to write a funny text. You could have me write a funny text in a funny style. The funniest text I could write is the text above. I could write a funny text that starts simple and then gets more complicated. Or I could write a funny text that starts simple and ends with a punch line.
For example, there is already a fun text that starts with a simple “Hello” and then gets more elaborate. It could be called a “funny text” because it gets more complicated. Or it could be called a “sketch” because it gets more complicated. In any case it is more complicated than a simple “Hello”.