Lalit Mourya is proof grit works

1. Your name and title/business name? Country location?

My given name is Lalit Mourya but I prefer to go by my trade name which is Lalit Mourya Calligrapher. I am an Art Director in an Advertising Agency in New Delhi, India. I also do Freelance Lettering for many clients.

You can connect with me via social media at the following touch points:

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2. Do you have a specialty or special style that makes you relatively unique? If so,what?

I am relatively new to Calligraphy, having taken it up only a year back. I am trying to explore as many new avenues and styles in calligraphy as I can before focusing on the styles I like best.

These days I am practicing Gothic, Italics, Brush, Copperplate and a few other styles as well. I love all kinds of calligraphy and lettering but currently my forte is in Gothic styles.

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3. What’s your educational background, i.e., college, professional school, high school, apprenticeship, etc.?

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (graphic design) from the Delhi College of Art which is a 4 year course. I apprenticed in graphic designing and illustrating post which I am successfully following a career in advertising design. I started Calligraphy just a year ago but I am pursuing it strongly and have already done a lot of freelance work for my clients.

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4. Preferred tool(s) and medium?

I prefer various tools like parallel pen brushes, nibs, calligraffiti markers, automatic pens etc. I like to use photo-colour ink on hand-made paper and acrylic paint on walls for calligraffiti.

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5. Where or how do you “recharge your creative battery” –  books, blogs, music, art, exercise, meditation, prayer, hobbies, interests, etc.?

My primary resource for creative research and knowledge are the excellent tutorials available on Youtube. In fact I must credit these tutorials for the fast learning I got. A year ago I did not even know what Calligraphy meant. And now I have started earning good money out of it too besides getting hours of joy chasing my creative passions.

I am inspired by Calligraffiti Ambassador, Mr. Karl O’Brien (Kobe) and I also like some others. I also love browsing Instagram, Behance and Snapchat for inspiration. My other hobbies include music, singing, painting, sketching and cooking.

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6. Tell us something about you that might surprise or delight us.

I am a team member of Calligraphy Masters. Recently the Calligraphy Masters team organized an exhibition called The Design of Words. It was held in Acqua Su Marte in Milan, Italy. I was fortunate enough to participate in this awesome event and it was a great learning experience.

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