Calligraphy has not been explored much in Telugu for the following reasons:
i) In Telugu, almost all of the characters are round in shape, administering a calligraphic presentation, makes rendering a bit plain to look at;
ii) Calligraphy reflects the writing instrument and the angle in which it is held. The flat nib, when held in vertical position(perpendicular to base line) gives top and bottom heavy strokes to the circular letterform. But in Telugu, native speakers are accustomed to look at letterforms with ‘heavy’ bottom stroke only, which is an intentional way of creating letters to balance the form. Consequently, not many typefaces are created using calligraphic strokes.