Calligraphy means more than just beautiful handwriting. True, the Greek derivation of ‘calligraphy’ translates simply as beautiful writing’. But the word has taken on a larger meaning. Bear in mind that the first goals of handwriting are to be quickly and easily written and accurately read. Beauty, personality and artistic impact are not as important in handwriting as clarity and speed.So, although calligraphy is a kind of handwriting, and some handwriting is calligraphic in appearance but they are not the same. It’s the difference between ‘writing as an art form’ and ‘artistic-looking handwriting’. Calligraphy aims to produce an ‘art’ reaction, in which a deeper meaning is communicated from artist to viewer, and the viewer feels invited to think a new thought in response.Handwriting, by contrast, aims to be read.