I remember when I started my web design career how limited our resources were. We were literally stuck to 4 typefaces and not more than 256 colors in the very beginning of things.
David Milan shared an awesome typography post on his Behance profile. It's a collection of experiments playing with calligraphy and lettering. I particularly love this type of work. I used to spend so much time practicing Photoshop and Illustrator to be able to do similar artwork. It's awesome to see how David pushes the limit of analog and digital.
First experiment collection I made using different techniques with my own calligraphy and lettering works. I like to explore, get inspired by other artists and see what comes out. As you can see I love to use colors, shapes, gradients, high contrast, paint and real textures.