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Artyom Lebedev

Artyom Lebedev

Artyom Lebedev

Moscow, Russia

Calligrapher, type designer

Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a great art, the art of depicting a word.

This is both a drawing and a letter. Calligraphy brings real aesthetic enjoyment, be it a greeting inscription or children’s soul-stirring inscription of “mommy”. Let’s take an example of a postcard. Most postcards cannot do without a beautiful greeting inscription. And we can observe whole semantic inscriptions and drawings being derived from a beautiful calligraphic inscription. We can observe flowers, hearts, anniversary figures appearing from letters. In this sense, calligraphy is not just art but a multi-purpose art, which delivers not only aesthetic enjoyment but also bringing a certain sense.

Calligraphy art will live forever —so long as letters exist and it is necessary to write, even on the computer. Paper, brushes and pens will reach back. Nothing can be done with progress. But even now calligraphy can be done in a digital form. New directions of digital calligraphy appear. The method changes but calligraphy remains. The striving for the beauty remains. Perhaps, this is the greatness of calligraphy. To bring the beauty always…

Author works

Layout of the script based on ribbon half-uncial Cyrilic book hand

Tinted paper, ink, gouache, golden ink, brush, broad-nib pen, 30х42 cm, 2010

Application to become a member of the National Union of Calligraphers

Paper, watercolor, ink, metal pen, brush, 21.1x29.7 cm, 2009

Type composition "Russian writing"

Paper, watercolour, ink, pen, brush, 30x21 cm, 2009

Type composition "Strip half-unicial"

Paper, watercolor, ink, pen, brush, 30x21 cm, 2009

Type composition "Monogram"

Paper, watercolor, colour pencil, ink, pen, brush, 30x42 cm, 2009

Type Composition

Paper, ink, nib, 30x42 cm, 2009

Inauguration Speech and Oath of the President of the Russian Federation D. A. Medvedev

Paper, Chinese ink, pen, 62x93 cm, 2008

Sketch for a playbill of the Samara Opera and Ballet Theatre

Paper, watercolor, color pencil, ink, pen, 29x21 cm, 2000

Vita Brevis Ars Longa

Paper, ink, pen, 21x29 cm, 2008

Sketch for a website “Popular Calligraphy”

Paper, ink, pen, 29x21 cm, 2008

Sketch for a website “Popular Calligraphy”

Paper, ink, pen, 29x21 cm, 2008

Thoughts About Beauty

Paper, ink, pen, 21x29 cm, 2008

Monogram for the Samara Opera and Ballet Theatre

Paper, watercolor, color pencil, ink, pen, 29x21 cm, 2000.

Mission of the International Exhibition of Calligraphy

Paper, watercolor, color pencil, ink, pen, 21x29 cm, 2008

Writing utensils used for the inaugural address of the President of the Russian Federation

4 elements: 2 bird quills and 2 wooden nib holders with metal pens

A Project on the New Year's Font

Watercolor paper, broad-nib pen, Indian ink, 42x30 cm, 2010

Chess Alphabet

Paper, ink, pen, brush, 50x65 cm, 2012

Rus

Coloured cardboard, white ink, flat pointed pen, 29.7x21 cm, 2014.

Winter

Coloured cardboard, white ink, flat pointed pen, 29.7x21 cm, 2014

“Annual Festivals” polyptych. Spring

Lettering. Freehand sketch digitalized using a computer and graphic software. 350 x 400 mm, 2017

“Annual Festivals” polyptych. For All Occasions

Lettering. For All Occasions. Freehand sketch digitalized using a computer and graphic software. 350 x 400 mm, 2017

“Annual Festivals” polyptych. Birthdays

Lettering. Freehand sketch digitalized using a computer and graphic software. 350 x 400 mm, 2017

“Annual Festivals” polyptych. The New Year

Lettering. 1. Freehand sketch digitalized using a computer and graphic software. 350 x 400 mm, 2017

Strokes of the Epoch (diptych)

Calligraphy. Designer cardboard, white ink, Indian ink, pointed nib; cursive uncial, copperplate, 420 x 640 mm, 2017.
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