Powerful Phrases In Beautiful Calligraphy By Indonesian Artist
It’s not only what you say, but how you say it, that makes the difference. And Indonesian calligraphy artist Dexa Muamar has found a way to present powerful thoughts in an awesome way.
In his drawing series “Tiny Masterworks” you’ll see a variety of elaborate fonts squeezed into tiny illustrations. “I don’t really feel I have that ‘unique’ style, but I’m in love with script and flourishes since actually I began with copperplate calligraphy at first,” Dexa Muamar told Lettering Guy. “The way the letters connect is something special for me, and I can play with the flourish of course. And for now, I feel more comfortable drawing at small scale. [It’s] usually at 3-4cm in width.“
Besides sheer beauty of his calligraphy, he also likes to write short phrases filled with meaning: “I think letters is the way to reveal our thoughts about something that happens around us, like me, I like to [write] quotes [that reflects someone’s] incident/case. I rarely bring motivation quotes, I love the “truest” quotes that have an impact on us. Besides that, making letters kinda been therapy for me, you won’t get the “good letters” in a short time, I love how we strive to pursue it.”
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