Artist Bhattathiri, who brought in a visual grace to Malayalam fonts, was present at the SPACES Fest at a session on the future of calligraphy. The tête-à-tête between C.S Venkiteswaran and Artist Bhattathiri traced his journey as a calligrapher, the challenges behind it and the future of calligraphy.
Obsessed with letters and the art which could be portrayed through it, he said that calligraphy is something that is not thought out, it is generated with emotions. He added that it is sound forms that influenced calligraphy. According to him letters are not forms, they are expressions that deliver a clear picture.