The term calligraphy, originally meaning simply "beautiful writing", has morphed a bit over time. In the present day graphic design parlance, it often refers to lettering that is done in single strokes, with a calligraphic writing instrument, such as a pen - traditional or modern, or brush. Lettering, on the other hand, usually refers to typographic art that is created by drawing the letter forms in outline. However, the two terms 'calligraphy' and 'lettering' can be used synonomously in the broadest sense as well, particularly where lettering is done in a "calligraphic style", and is flowing and expressive. Modern callligraphy has also applied more spontaneous and gestural strokes to lettering art, bringing a natural liveliness to the graphic. Included on this page are variations.... including handwriting with calligraphic qualities, which has also made inroads in modern day graphic design. For more handwriting styles, click here. And to view a calligraphy styles display for invitations, place cards, etc......click here.