Calligraphy is an ‘Art of Beautiful Writing’ made with the Handwriting is one where we generally write to communicate by using ink pen. Calligraphy is made by using different nibs which are generally flat and oblique. Calligraphy helps bring out the creativity in a child.
There is no one better than Steve Jobs (the co-founder of Apple and Pixar Animation Studios) to verify the importance of Calligraphy in bringing out the creativity in your child.
During the often referenced 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, Jobs highlighted the importance of calligraphy.
“Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:
“Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and sans-serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.
“None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But 10 years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later.”
Source: Roche. J, (2012) The Art of Beautiful Writing and Technology, www.ncregister.com; Accessed on 11 June 2015; Website: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/what-a-calligrapher-priest-taught-steve-jobs/#ixzz3cjooIsMY