Typically, Foundation Hand is one of the first calligraphy styles people study when they are learning calligraphy. Sometimes also called "Bookhand," it's one of the most basic styles and one that is very easy to read.
Also called the "Rustic Capitals", this style of calligraphy features only capital letters. They are chunky and not particularly uniform, giving them an ancient and appealing look.
Also known as "Gothic Script," this style involves thick letters. It's a good choice for something you plan to hang on the wall since the viewer can take his or her time reading the text.
The original form of Arabic calligraphy, Kufic Script focuses heavily on horizontal motions and geometric patterns. It also features marks over the letters, sometimes created in contrasting red ink. Today, Kufic Script is popular for stone carving or heavy ornamental work.
During the 10th century the Naskh Script, a type of cursive writing, replaced the more difficult Kufic Script. Naskh Script involves delicate, thin lines and is easy to read. Today it is the basis for most Arabic print scripts. You can use Naskh Script to create Arabic correspondence, beautifully reproduce a poem, or for any other purpose.
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