The Proper Art of Writing (1655)
I stumbled upon these calligraphy examples on The Public Domain Review. They are taken from a 17th Century German book. Some of the characters are so highly decorated aren’t even recognisable anymore.
The volumes’ full title is as extravagant as the examples it shows: The Proper Art of Writing: a compilation of all sorts of capital or initial letters of German, Latin and Italian fonts from different masters of the noble art of writing. See more here
This is probably the single most stupid thing I’ve ever put on the Internet, which is really saying something.
Wow, again the ‘why didn’t i think of this’ feeling
From Ode to Lumpy, Pout Melody (animation by Lilli Carré, sound by Alexander Stewart). Drawn on 20 pieces of paper. The full film with sound can be viewed here.