Erhan Olcay

He was born in 1979, he completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Istanbul and then graduated from both Uludağ University and Anadolu University. Because of his interest in writing culture, he took courses on Islamic and Latin Calligraphy. After Basic Calligraphy education, he received a diploma from The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS), which is an international calligraphy society. He still continues his calligraphy education under Denis Brown’s influence. Besides his calligraphy art works, he also designs book covers. He also writes articles about Writing Culture and prepares the Calligraphy Education page for Mürekkepbalığı magazine. He has been giving calligraphy classes at Istanbul Design Center and Küçükçekmece Traditional Arts Academy. He is the organizer of the “Kaligrafist” event, a series of conferences, talks and workshop programs on Writing Culture for the first time in Turkey. Erhan Olcay, who is a new generation representative of Calligraphy art, continues his art works at his atelier.