"I don’t really feel I have that 'unique' style, but I’m in love with script and flourishes since actually I began with copperplate calligraphy at first," Dexa Muamar told Lettering Guy. "The way the letters connect is something special for me, and I can play with the flourish of course. And for now I feel more comfortable drawing at small scale. [It’s] usually at 3-4cm in width."

Meet Dexa Muamar, an Indonesian artist who intricately letters meaningful phrases on the micro scale. Titled "Tiny Masterworks," these drawings are at present just a hobby for Muamar, who is finishing a BA in Economic Development. When Lettering Guy asked Muamar what drives him to lettering, despite his other pursuits, he replied:

“I think letters is the way to reveal our thought about something that happens around us, like me, I like to [write] quotes [that reflects someone’s] incident/case. I rarely bring motivation quotes, i love the “truest” quotes that has an impact on us. Besides that, making letters kinda been therapy for me, you won’t get the “good letters” just by in short time, I love how we strive to pursuit it”

More info: Instagram | Twitter (h/t: sobadsogood, letteringguy)

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Karthi T
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6 years ago

Good saying ... Wonderful text design

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Annahita O'Hara
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6 years ago

Now it makes all sense!!

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Daria B
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6 years ago

This one kinda speaks to me pretty much.

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Peter Emerson
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6 years ago

Really like how blunt this one is

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Luis Milian
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6 years ago

awesome! I credit this one.

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Joanna Paula Mabascog
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6 years ago

Preach. This to all my friends who don't understand me for who I am.

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Yuri Lee
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6 years ago

Add "be" after "born to" Add"-ing" to "stand" It can be read as: born to be standing out OR born to be outstanding Just a suggestion ;3

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Amanda Panda
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6 years ago

So.... This person is ambidextrous?

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Claudia Rotter
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6 years ago

hard one!! :D

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Daria B
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6 years ago

This is good, but I think it would be more inspirational if the quote was oriented at learning by your mistakes. It's all experience that's there to make us stronger and wiser.

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Karen Schindler
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6 years ago

needs apostrophes!

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Julia Wolfe
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6 years ago

I sometimes give myself lousy advice and do follow it.

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Goddess
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6 years ago

So true. Makin (certain) mistakes is part of the process of growth, which can lead to success

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Goddess
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6 years ago

Yes. I hate copy-cats.

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Ann Ros'a
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5 years ago

????

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Alexis Rowland
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6 years ago

What is this saying????

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Casper Natashia
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6 years ago

i want to cut his nail

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Wiktor Osłów
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6 years ago

it looks nice but completly unreadable

Fnepke van der Wal
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6 years ago

the mind cant explain it & you cant make it go away its called love

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Sinaga Pradjinata
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5 years ago

the writing is beautiful. But yes, the word "explain"i needs to be explained :)

Melanie Reis
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6 years ago

The mind can't explain it and you can't make it go away it's called love

Arbitrary007
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6 years ago

To all those saying "you can't read cursive", I had trouble reading it as well. The flourish to the 'xpl' in explain is rather confusing. Plus, I thought this guy had a problem with math at first. Seriously, how hard is pi to explain?

Claudia Velo
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6 years ago

why are all the apostrophes missing??? it's the same in every one that should have an apostrophe

Tui Wise
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6 years ago

It's sad how many people probably can't read these because they never learned cursive. Though admittedly the 'P' in explain did throw me for a sec.

Daria B
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6 years ago

I did learn cursive and I can read these mainly, but this quote and another one on the list are a bit too "fancy" to read. Which is a typical mistake many cursive lovers do. Beauty over functionality.

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Joanna Paula Mabascog
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6 years ago

Haha this makes me angry on how true it is ...

Lea Bálint
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6 years ago

you can't make it what...?

Tina
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6 years ago

go away

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Line Gramhart
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6 years ago

What's the fourth word??

Sinope Espedal
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6 years ago

explain

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Daria B
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6 years ago

Ugh... This is slightly illegible. I thought the "it's funny" part was "city hinny", and, please, someone tell me what the last word is....

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Yvonne Broeks
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6 years ago

Practice also makes progress.. :)

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