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Why the ancient art of calligraphy still enchants

September 16, 2015 at 6:15 PM EST
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, artist Seb Lester shares his thoughts on the “ancient magic” of calligraphy.
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SEB LESTER, Calligrapher: My name is Seb Lester. I’m a designer and artist, and I work in the United Kingdom.

I think calligraphy is many things to many people, really. I mean, calligraphy is beautiful writing. That’s the translation from Greek. But for me personally, it’s a powerful form of self-expression. I would describe calligraphy as ancient magic.

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