Readers, you know calligraphy has been on our minds of late, so we were delighted to stumble across this little gem from German artist Stephanie Wiehle.
In a piece she wrote for Bored Panda, Stephanie said:
I bought a new Pentel Watercolour Brushpen and was obsessed by trying it out but I had no real idea what to write. So I thought, what if you stop giving nice advice or spreading encouraging demands. Just be honest and say that life sucks from time to time in a funny way.
She used her brush pen and some bits of pieces of fruit and flowers to create some hand-drawn pieces that offer some tough love in a lovely way.
You can see the rest of the series "Lessons of Life" at Stephanie's website, as well as other collections of her calligraphy and drawings, and a blog (in German.) Be warned: Some of her pieces use some borderline bad words.
Wanting to see more work like this, I Googled "witty calligraphy" and found Alex Richter, who hand-draws things like "Hope you step on a Lego" and sends them out on Snapchat. His collections of funny but mean-ish calligraphy are pretty amusing.
It's really great to see calligraphy making rock stars out of pen people.