Thesis topic


I am a Graphic Design student and I am making my 3rd attempt to write a thesis. By writing here, I consider myself desperate, because I cannot find a topic for my thesis. The only thing I clarified for myself is that I am interested in typography and calligraphy. And writing a thesis on these topics could help me to use what I've learned in my future projects.
Although I am reading everywhere in attempt to find something which would excite me, I am at a dead end.
So I am asking for your help.

I have in mind some questions, but I am wondering if they could evolve into a thesis argument:

1. Which are the limits of calligraphy?
2. What's the connection between typography/calligraphy and music?

Armenian Calligraphy: AIB letter, 18th century &

This is treatment I did of 18th century Armenian calligraphic style. Its the first letter of Armenian Alphabet - AIB (alpha, alef).

Dear Admin, I would also propose to create a Armenian Letters sub-forum in Special Interest Groups. I am sure that there are quite many Armenian font designers who are here and would join. Hrant Papazian is at least one of them I know :)

Handwritten Calligraphy

Alright, so I already know that this is actual calligraphy and I know who wrote all of it. However, I'd like to see if there is a font very similar to this because the project I'm working on would be much easier if I had a font rather than to handwrite everything. I know I'll lose some of the extra flair, but maybe I could mix some handwriting with some font. I just really need a good starting font that is as similar to this as possible.

Thanks in advance for any help in the right direction.

Jan van den Velde's backslanted letters

I came accross backslanted text in a few plates from Jan van den Velde's Spieghel der Schrijfkonste and came to wonder what it stood for.
In the examples I found the text seems to be introducing something else but I can be wrong.

Any help, references or other examples would be much appreciated!

Arabic Calligraphy Class in NYC

A rare opportunity to dip your toe (and your pen) into the vast ocean that is Arabic calligraphy.

Society of Scribes in NYC is offering a 5 week course in the study of Thuluth
on March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
9:30 am - 3:30 pm.

for more info and to enroll:

Font ID help: tattoo typeface

I was wondering if anyone might be able to take a crack at identifying this font. I'm interested in using it for a tattoo.

I'm also open to similar styles if what you have in mind looks kind of like the above images but isn't quite right. I'm kind of partial to Indelible Victorian Regular ( as well, if it weren't quite so hard to read!

Thanks for any help! I've been scouring the internet trying to figure this out but I'm pretty new to typography.

hand written tattoo style font (identify pls)

Normally i dont second guess other "designers" but there are many things that make me question this person hand drew this typeface.
So im looking for anyone who might have seen it before, specifically the lower case glyphs since the uppers are easily modified for variation(unless you are a complete newb).

Piel Script, deep ink for body and paper


Hello everyone, I just want to share a new release Piel Script.

After several years of receiving tattoo requests and images of them using my fonts, I decided to design and publish a tattoo-style typeface. You can see the specimen here. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed designing it.

If you want to see more images in use or to license the font or just to read more about it.

Ale Paul

Mynaruse Royale, an expansion of Mynaruse with script capitals.


Mynaruse Royale is an expansion of Mynaruse Titling. It features script capitals and widely tracked and smaller titling capitals. Mynaruse Royale has plenty of character and, with its powerful and sharp serifs that draw the eye. Mynaruse Royale is useful in settings that call for titling with an extra touch of elegance, such as a storefront, wedding program or formal invitation.
Mynaruse Royale contains a number of OpenType alternates, including alternate forms for the capitals that are large, drop cap like capitals instead of the calligraphic script capitals found in the default forms. Additionally there are non widely tracked lowercase forms that work well with the included alternate characters and ligatures.