Calligraphic strokes

Yeah, yeah, we get it already: less is more. The Spartan, minimal design shows elegance and restraint. It's modern, cool and clean. However, not every project is best solved with a light sans serif and a black turtleneck - there are the jobs that require a little flourish, a bit of pizzazz! Perhaps the addition of some floral accents to boost the logo, or some calligraphic strokes to enhance the type?

The truth is, sometimes more is more, and it's okay to gild the lily. As designers, it's okay to break the rules once you understand them. But with deadlines looming, it's impractical to break out the calligraphy pen every time you want to spruce up your design. So it's up to Illustrator CS2 to bridge the gap between deadline and detail.

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