The Three Dimensional Calligraphy of Tolga Girgin

Like us, you probably thought that calligraphy didn’t really have any room in which to evolve. It definitely couldn’t get any better. After all, calligraphy is beautiful, but can it really be done differently? Well, according to Turkey-based graphic designer, Tolga Girgin, it can.

Girgin has created a series of wonderfully scripted letters that look three-dimensional. Upon first sight, it looks as though his gorgeous lettering is leaping off the page, and you quickly assume it’s a sculpture. But it isn’t. It’s two-dimensional calligraphy. Just as it always has been. Except now Girgin has breathed new life into the genre (if it even is a genre). See, when people tell you art has no new ground to trod, artists and thinkers like Girgin just come along and prove you wrong. [h/t]

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