Is calligraphy still used today?
Yes. It is taught, studied, and practiced with varying degrees of formality. You can go into an art supplies store and buy calligraphy pens and instruction books. It is sometimes used to address formal invitations, and it is used for many commercial artistic purposes, including posters, slogans on mugs, and framed quotation.
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Calligraphy back then was like printers to us. Calligraphy needed to be almost, if not completely, perfect. It was used to copy books back then. Since the invention of the printing press and more advanced printers, calligraphy became less and less useful, and eventually has almost died out. It is still used in parts of the world today, but is not a prominent as it used to.