David Maisuradze, calligrapher

Calligrapher, typographer, teacher, lawyer
Calligraphy Classes
International and local exhibitions
Handwriting, interpretation of text
Workshops, master classes, lectures, conferences, competitions
Georgian calligraphic fonts and more…

My creativity in calligraphy includes three main directions: Handwriting, teaching calligraphy and typography.

Handwriting – interpretation of text

Can Rustaveli's wisdom and biblical truth, Ilia's publicism, Galactioni's and Baratashvili's poetry be written with the same expressiveness? Every text evokes different feelings in the reader. My task as a calligrapher is to express these feelings in strokes of the pen and interpret the text with calligraphy. Transmitting each text with a different feeling requires a constant search for novelty, which is the most traditional feature of Georgian calligraphy.

Teaching calligraphy

I have been leading the teaching of calligraphy in the city of Rustavi since 2010. From 2022 I am also conducting a calligraphy course in Tbilisi at the School of the Georgian Calligraphers Association. I have special courses for typographers, graphic designers, children, adults, foreigners interested in Georgian calligraphy.

Teaching calligraphy is also a creative process, which involves identifying talented young people, stimulating their interests and developing their skills. I work with my family for this purpose. In 2011, we founded the calligraphy competition in the region Kvemo Kartli, which is held annually for both schoolchildren and adults. In the ethnically and religiously diverse society of Kvemo Kartli, our competition, in addition to educational goals, also has the goal of making young people friends and bringing them closer to each other. We organize periodical exhibitions for calligraphers from Rustavi and Kvemo Kartli.


It is unnecessary to talk about the need for art: art is a spiritual need and it is always necessary for a person. But if someone naively thinks that the value of art is determined not by its spiritual, but by its practical usefulness, we can safely say to him that calligraphy is the most necessary art.

Today's typeface designers are as much calligraphers as the monks who worked in the scriptorium ten centuries ago. Both of them are constantly looking for and creating new, simpler, more beautiful, more convenient outlines of letters. Only the tools have changed: the reed pen has been replaced by graphic programs.

So, calligraphy is the most necessary art. If you think this estimate is excessive, just imagine what would happen if you didn't have any fonts on your computer, and you'll see that I'm not so subjective.