sand calligraphy

Calligraphy is a beautiful art form, but traditional calligraphy is losing ground in our digital era. Who has the time to spend on hand lettering when there are millions of fonts for use in a few simple clicks? Thankfully, there are students and masters of calligraphy, like Andrew van der Merwe, who are using their skills to create beautiful art. Van der Merwe has taken calligraphy to new places: the beach. Using a signature method, he creates gorgeous, temporary calligraphy designs in the sand. Each one is temporary and fleeting, gone with the incoming tides. But the photographs that remain are stunning. You can see more of van der Merwe’s work in his behance gallery or in this enpundit feature.

By Rosie Bromberg


3 Comments so far

  1. Beach Calligraphy – Andrew van der Merwe - I Love DIY on September 14, 2013 11:49 pm

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  2. Theresa on September 15, 2013 9:31 am

    Outstanding. Truly a dying art. Nowadays, kids are not even taught cursive writing because the powers that be think it is unnecessary in a digital world. Heck, they can’t even tell time unless it is digital. The world is spinning rapidly downhill.

  3. dm on September 15, 2013 11:41 am

    Calligraphy is beautifu and so are hieroglyphics, which is what this is:-D

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