italic calligraphy on an envelopeitalic calligraphy alphabetitalic calligraphy on place cardsPoem writte in italic calligraphy style

Italic calligraphy alphabet

Italic hand

The italic style of calligraphy was developed in Italy in the 16th Century. It is a very versatile script and can be compressed or extended to fit into a required space. The italic style is very rhythmical and has a slight forward slant which makes it useful for poems as well as many other commissions.