The Mesmerizing Fork Calligraphy of Yazi Yolcusu

While most people can barely produce intelligible handwriting with the most expensive fountain pens, Turkish artist Yazi Yolcusu creates stunning calligraphy using cutlery like forks and knives.

Yazi Yolcusu, which apparently means “Text Traveler” in Turkish, is living proof that it’s not the tools that make the artist, but their skill. using only metal cutlery – a spoon to hold the ink and forks and knives as writing tools – the talented artist creates some of the most amazing calligraphy you’ll ever see.

Photo: Yazi Yolcusu

The way the Turkish calligrapher switches between the bottom and top prongs of a fork and uses all four of them to create a truly unique font is truly mesmerizing to watch. I guess you could say his forkmanship is on a whole other level.


Yazi’s knife wielding skills aren’t too bad either, as he’s able to use the sharp tip as a fountain pen. Couldn’t he just use an actual fountain pen instead? Of course he could, but that would be like asking Japanese artist Norico to use brown paint instead of melted chocolate. It just wouldn’t be as impressive.


The Bursa-based artist has become somewhat of a celebrity among calligraphy and penmanship enthusiasts, after videos of his beautiful fork calligraphy went viral on social media sites like Facebook and Reddit.


For more fork calligraphy masterpieces, check out Yazi Yolcusu’s official site, as well as his YouTube channel and Instagram.


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