Recently I have been looking at some very elaborately designed typefaces or just individual letters, though not in the cursive, calligraphic sense. There is an interesting French website that I found, www.blogduwebdesign.com, with a lot of fantastic work on it. One page in particular by Vincent Ginet (called Typographie #10: Un caractère créatif!) had the following designs on it.
I like these designs because of their beautiful textures. They could make great statements depending on the message. The one is liquid and the other reminds me of thread or veil-like material.