What’s driving interest in calligraphy in the Philippines and Indonesia?
On April 27, 2016, I looked on Google Trends for the following search term: calligraphy. Calligraphy is a category and a search term I learned. I used the category and search term of calligraphy to reveal information. I kept the trend searches within a time range of 12 months, April 2015-16. Despite an occasional spike and dip both searches for calligraphy remained relatively steady (see graph below).
The surprise was revealed under the Regional Interest window. Indonesia and the Philippines ranked one and two respectively on the list for the category Calligraphy. Under the search term Calligraphy the Philippines ranked number one (see graph below).
What’s driving interest in the Philippines, Indonesia and southeast Asia? I thought the revelation was fascinating. If you’re from the Philippines, Indonesia or anywhere in southeast Asia maybe you can your theory or opinion. Please leave your remarks in the comments section.
Below, interesting points related to calligraphy, category and search term
Category: CALLIGRAPHY – top & rising topics and queries (below)
Search term: calligraphy – top & rising topics and queries (below)
To see the trend information including lettering and typography as a search term and category visit this link to the Google Trends graph.