30 Stunning Examples of Calligraffiti

by in Inspiration on 9th Jan 2013 · Comments

Calligraffiti is a combination of calligraphy and graffiti. It is about the art of writing and very often uses Arabic or Japanese characters, sometimes using the Western alphabet in Eastern style. The father of Calligraffiti is Niels Shoe Meulman, who started to experiment with mixing calligraphy with graffiti: traditional handwriting with a metropolitan attitude.

30 Stunning Examples of Calligraffiti

Currently, this style of art takes a few names: Urban Calligraphy, Streetart Calligraphy and more, and there are some masters of the art such as 'Shoe' himself, El Seed, Simon Silaidis and Greg Papagrigoriou, all of whom are represented in this round-up.

Stunning Examples of Calligraffiti

Urban Calligraphy
Urban Calligraphy

Bushwick Graffiti
Bushwick Graffiti

Bushwick Graffiti
Bushwick Graffiti

Take me Higher
Take me Higher

Geisha's Haiku
Geisha's Haiku

Bossa
Bossa

Stroke Urban Art Fair 2012 / Munchen
Stroke Urban Art Fair 2012 / Munchen

Calligraphy at Qixing Park
Calligraphy at Qixing Park

Silence
Silence

Vivid
Vivid

SoulSeek
SoulSeek

Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa

Paradis sur Mesures Streetart Calligraphy
Paradis sur Mesures Streetart Calligraphy

Calligraffiti
Calligraffiti

Calligraffiti by SHOE
Calligraffiti by SHOE

Arabic Letters/Persian Language: Love
Arabic Letters/Persian Language: Love

Why waste your tears...
Why waste your tears...

Calligraffiti
Calligraffiti

Respect your elders – Ihtiram
Respect your elders - Ihtiram

Honesty is safety and fidelity
Honesty is safety and fidelity

ffwd2012
ffwd2012

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Untitled
Untitled

CalliGraffiti
CalliGraffiti

Bled Art
Bled Art

Balance
Balance

Palestine
Palestine

O
O

Typewave
Typewave

Untitled
Untitled

Conclusion

I only included wall graffiti as I consider that calligraphy on paper or canvas is purely calligraphy and doesn't fall into the category of calligraffiti.

So that was our choice of the best of the best calligraffiti to be found on the internet – unless, of course, you know otherwise! Please share your opinions and links with us in the comments section below.

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.