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How Do You Price Yourself?

By Dave Gosine / 13/05/2016 /

Have you ever received a request from someone asking to use your work online? For most of us the answer would be yes. If not, if you keep creating good work, someone will ask you. What would be your response? As we all know, it’s a great feeling when someone asks to use your work…

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Why do People Ask Calligraphers to Have Their Name Translated from English to Japanese?

By Dave Gosine / 24/06/2015 /

We have been publishing Beyond-Calligraphy for some time now, and we have made many good friends and received many interesting requests. Some requests are easy, others are interesting, and then there are some that just keep don’t make sense to the team. This one is asked frequently. “Can you please translate my name from English…

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The Sun of Vast Skies – a calligraphy seal. Part I

By Ponte Ryūrui / 26/12/2011 /

Seal placement and the quality of the seal impression, so called “seal shadow” (印影, いんえい, in-ei), are crucial and require focus and good sense of

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