"In an increasingly digital and impersonal world, hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus, as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design, writing by hand makes the written word immediate and intimate. This beautiful and inviting book serves as an inspiring primer and an interactive workbook. Creative prompts encourage readers to create their own serifs, create lettering from found objects, make a type self-portrait, collage with found type, recreate a favorite book cover with hand-lettering, play with shading and perspective, and more." -- Amazon.com
A Creative Workbook
Author: Cristina Vanko
This thorough workbook provides a complete course in calligraphy, from basic alphabets and letterforms to templates, from spacing and layout to complex projects. It’s big, it’s complete, and it’s filled with the most detailed lessons on calligraphy anyone will ever need. A complete overview of the basic tools explains what each pen can do, and how inks and paints can affect the quality of the work. Several tasks are laid out for students to master: They can start with "skeleton letters,” and then gradually try more complex forms, including Rustica, Antique Uncials, and Carolingian. Prepare for a project by understanding line spacing, centering, layout, pasting up, and using color. Then, see how to make giftwrap, fashion handmade greeting cards, design posters, and copy poetry and prose.
Author: Diagram Group
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.
The Complete Book of Lettering and Design
Author: Margaret Shepherd
This side-paged practice notebook contains 3 types (grid matrix, standard, and italics) of lined calligraphy paper that indicte different level of difficulty. angled lines straight lines dot matrix Upper and Lowercase Calligraphy Alphabet Pages for Lettering Practice 8.5" x 11",121 pages, 31 practice pages per Letter case, Soft Durable Matte Cover (Classic) Cover: Durable Matte Paperback. Binding: Professional grade binding (Paper back retail standard) Designed in the USA
Author: Log Book Corner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Practice til you’re perfect with expert drills, tips, and exercises! If you want to take your hand lettering to the next level, you need to practice, practice, practice. But merely writing the same letter over and over often leads to repeating the same mistake instead of improving your skill. Packed with expert drills, tips and exercises, Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book provides the smart coaching and blank work space to make your daily practice easier, more efficient and more fun. It’s the ideal way to speed you on your way to creating gorgeous lettering styles. The perfect companion to author Grace Song’s Brush Pen Lettering, this handy workbook features helpful practice pages with guided lines, hints and even specific letter form combinations for many popular words, including: • Congratulations • Greetings • Wedding • Happy Birthday
Modern Calligraphy Drills, Measured Guidelines and Practice Sheets to Perfect Your Basic Strokes, Letterforms and Words
Author: Grace Song
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Learning the simple and beautiful art of hand-lettered calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper! Italic is the calligraphy’s most popular alphabet, and this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion. With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time. Includes practice exercises, advice on tools and materials, and project ideas for place cards, invitations, and more! From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering
Author: Judy Detrick
A Fun & Inspiring Introduction to the Art of Hand Lettering Hand Lettering for Relaxation is the perfect way to cultivate calmness and joy while creating beautiful works of art. While hand lettering can look intimidating, artist and blogger Amy Latta has a friendly and down-toearth approach that will give you the confidence to draw impressive designs with ease. Learn how to create a lovely brush-lettered look with easy, no-fail faux calligraphy. Then add pretty embellishments such as vines, roses, banners, ribbons, swirls and feathers that take your designs to the next level. You’ll also get a beginner’s guide to real brush lettering, plus fun print fonts and ways to highlight, shadow or emboss your words. With 46 unique workshops, each with a featured motivational design, you will gain enough proficiency to proudly share your lettered art on social media, make personalized gifts and even decorate your home. In this interactive workbook, doodling on the high-quality art paper is highly encouraged! Use it to letter the featured design with the new technique you learned, create your own design or simply enjoy some meditative practice. No matter how you use it, this book is sure to help you relax, enjoy your creative journey and make your life more beautiful wherever you are.
An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art
Author: Amy Latta
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Introduces the art and technique of calligraphy; provides instructions for writing italic, Gothic, uncial, and Roman alphabets, punctuation, and decorative borders; and suggests projects. Reprint.
Author: Eleanor Winters
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Learn script calligraphy from an in-demand calligrapher and wedding invitation designer Calligraphy is about creating something uniquely beautiful, whether to celebrate a special occasion like marriage or to use every day in the form of stationery. Author Molly Suber Thorpe, an award-winning designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they're looking for. Now you can learn from this experienced expert how to master this fresh modern lettering style. The first book to teach this bold new style breaks the calligraphy process down into simple steps so anyone can learn to create their own stunning wedding invitations, thank you cards, gift tags, and more. Starting with an overview of the supplies—from paper to ink to pens—you will learn how to form letters, words, and then phrases by following Molly's clear step-by-step instructions, and by practicing with the provided templates. After mastering letter forms using a pointed pen and ink you can take it to the next level by learning how to use watercolor and gouache, or how to digitize your calligraphy. The twenty projects in the book provide lots of inspiration for making your own and are grouped into three sections: weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. With loads of ideas, practice exercises, and helpful tips, soon you will be turning out gorgeous script calligraphy pieces like the ones featured in wedding magazines and popular websites like Pinterest.
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy
Author: Molly Suber Thorpe
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Popular Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using, and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper. Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes along with drill sheets for practice and improvement. In addition to providing detailed instructions and tracing guides for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, Kelly gives tutorials on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Also included are lowercase and uppercase A to Z exemplars for both large and small brush pens. Drill sheets, tracing guides, worksheets, and exemplars are perforated for easy removal.
A Stroke-by-Stroke Guide to the Practice and Techniques of Creative Lettering and Calligraphy
Author: Kelly Klapstein
An Interactive Guide to the Art of Drawing Letters
Author: Megan Wells
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
The ultimate hand-lettering workshop for young creatives! Taught by the popular and skilled hand-lettering artist Dawn Warnaar, Adventures in Lettering combines creative self-expression and beautiful designs for an exploration of various lettering techniques. This hand-lettering workbook features fun hand-lettering lessons for beginners, from chalk lettering, brush lettering, and illustrated hand-lettered designs to creating drop caps and gift tags. The hand-lettering techniques are then applied to additional crafts and projects, from mixed-media art to personalized journals and T-shirts. Adventures in Lettering is the ultimate workshop for young creatives anxious to get started in the art of hand-lettering.
40 exercises & projects to master your hand-lettering skills
Author: Dawn Nicole Warnaar
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Let Lily Kate introduce you to the wonderful world of Hand Lettering This introductory guide is perfect for getting first-time letterers started and for inspiring those artists who want to get back to the basics. The Art of Hand Lettering features multiple lettering styles to help create your own individual font, tips on connecting letters, plenty of practice words, and exciting project ideas to get you started. So break out your pens, markers, and this hand lettering book and prepare to get your flourish on and flaunt that font Perfect for practicing lettering before you dive into: Hand lettering wedding details Gifts and Thank You cards Scripture journals Scripture wall art Bible journaling And so much more
How-To Lessons and Practice for Modern Calligraphy
Author: LILY. KATE
Publisher: Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Books
2018 GIFT IDEAS - CRAFTS, HOBBIES & HOME - CALLIGRAPHY & LETTERING This Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Notebook contains four styles of lettering with practice pages to help begin to work on and perfect your strokes. Designed to feature many styles of calligraphy and hand lettering, this book is perfect whether you are an expert or just a beginner. The book is printed on a beautifully designed matte cover and contains 60 pound smooth interior stock perfect for lettering practice. Product Details: Printed on bright white, smooth paper Premium matte cover finish Perfect for all lettering mediums High quality 60 pound (90gsm) paper stock Large format 8.5" x 11.0" (215mm x 280mm) pages
Beginner Practice Workbook & Introduction to Lettering & Calligraphy
Author: Gray & Gold Publishing
Lettering with Purpose is a beautiful and thoughtful book for anyone interested in developing their own artistic alphabet. Whether you’re hoping to personalize greeting cards, or just enjoy the art, hand lettering is an uplifting and compelling craft to learn. Aspiring artists and lettering enthusiasts will explore and deepen their understanding of this art form by delving into a variety of lettering techniques. You will also enjoy 100 reflective lettering prompts to spur the imagination and help readers answer the question: "What should I write?" Your lettering journey will begin with lettering basics. This intuitive guide includes suggested tools and materials, the anatomy of letters, how to pair different lettering styles, and thorough tutorials on working with a variety of mediums. You’ll be creating striking layouts and compositions in no time. Additionally, artists will find a wide range of lettering styles and techniques demonstrated step by step, including brush calligraphy, bounce lettering, and more, plus complete alphabet ideas that include reproducible practice pages that can be used to perfect their skills. Once your artistic bones are there, move on to adding embellishments and flourishes! Add pizzazz to your work with frames, laurels and garlands, flowers, swirls, and more. To cap it all off, a section of perforated pages at the back of the book contains fully illustrated frames, with blank openings so readers can fill them in with their own inspired lettered designs.
Creative Techniques and Prompts for Making Meaningful, Inspirational Hand-lettered Art
Author: Brittany Luiz
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
From the creator of Austin's most exclusive Hand Lettering workshops, comes Hand Lettering 101--the book that brings Sarah's teachings right to your home!
An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering
Author: Chalkfulloflove,Paige Tate Select
Publisher: Paige Tate Select
Category: Games & Activities
Practical guide teaches elegant 18th-century writing style. Each letterform demonstrated stroke by stroke with clear explanation. Write quotations, poems, invitations, more. Numerous black-and-white illus. Bibliography.
A Step-by-step Manual
Author: Eleanor Winters
Publisher: Courier Corporation