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|Author||: June & Lucy|
Hello there crafty friends of mine! I’m Kristin - mama to the most incredible little human around, graphic designer, hand letterer, and creator of June & Lucy. I love the 4 C’s in my life: cats, coffee, couches, and cooking, and as you can tell from my Instagram captions, I think I am much funnier than I probably am. My goal with this book is to help you avoid the countless months of research, trial and error, and mistakes that I made along the way, by giving you a straight forward, easy to understand explanation of the process behind hand lettering so that you can start your lettering journey with a strong foundation.
|Author||: Cari Ferraro|
"From selecting the appropriate tools, such as pens, nibs, brushes, inks, and papers, to learning optimal hand positioning and understanding the intricacies of lettering angles, heights, spacing, and strokes, [this book] introduces aspiring calligraphers and hand-lettering artists to the core concepts and techniques that comprise the art of traditional calligraphy."--Back cover.
|Author||: Danielle Stringer|
|Editor||: Fox Chapel Publishing|
An absolute must-have guide for beginners, this is an interactive workbook designed to teach you how to create gorgeous lettering with any pen on any surface, no brush pen or calligraphy nib necessary! You’ll learn how to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses in multiple alphabet styles by practicing outlining letters and thickening downstrokes. Perforated traceable phrases and backgrounds allow you to make your own art, pull it out, then frame it. Simple, approachable, and fun, this method is versatile for any surface so you can create stunning faux calligraphy on paper, chalkboards, wood, glass, and more! Author Danielle Stringer is the owner and artist behind Imperfect Dust and shares her secret to hand lettering; that it doesn’t have to be daunting! With the hope of encouraging readers to pick up a pen and go for it, Stringer will teach you how to achieve the calligraphy look with simple key lines.
|Author||: Jillian and Jordan|
|Editor||: Mango Media Inc.|
An Easy Guide to Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Fans of Creative Lettering and Beyond and The Complete Book of Lettering will love Lettering for Planners Calligraphy for your journal aesthetic: Beautiful "bullet journals" are popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest. The joys of decorating the pages with drawings and lettering are many. If you want to start your own bullet journal or if you want to improve your journal aesthetic, this book is for you. This book is an informational workbook that teaches lettering styles to help people organize and beautify everyday life. Easily learn lettering: Learn from a step-by-step guide to creating a basic hand-lettered alphabet for beginners. Then learn five additional alphabet examples in various styles, explore letter variations and choose your favorites that best fit your style. Hand lettering workbook: You'll learn how to build words using common word examples like days of the week, months of the year, and other words commonly found in planners. After learning the script styles, you'll learn concepts of composition by teaching how to mix and match styles of lettering in creative ways. Learn all the components of lettering: You'll also learn some key "don'ts" of lettering to avoid. Then there will be step-by-step instructions on how to draw decorations to embellish lettering including shadows, borders, banners, and flourishes. Readers will learn: • Five lowercase and capital stylistic alphabets • How to find their own lettering style • What not to do when lettering • Lettering composition, shading, and flourishes Create fabulous, share worthy calligraphy and lettering
"Learn to hand letter— start your hand lettering journey with a strong foundation. Join professional hand letterer and artist Kristin as she helps you avoid the countless months of research, trial and error, and mistakes she made along the way by giving you a straightforward, easy-to-understand explanation of the process behind hand lettering. This beginner's guide to modern calligraphy and hand lettering is a great starting point for anyone looking to learn the art of hand lettering and create stunning projects. Letter and alphabet tutorials – Kristin breaks down the foundations of forming proper strokes and introduces you to a handful of gorgeous alphabets, giving you the tools to create stunning hand lettering projects. Spiral binding— the beautiful cover and gold spiral make this a great coffee table book to display in your home in addition to being an excellent workbook. Large format— sized at 8 x 10 inches, this book is large enough to clearly display your lessons and offer enough room to practice your hand lettering. Beautiful projects— after establishing a strong hand lettering foundation, Kristin provides complete projects along with instructions to get you started on lettering beautiful artistic pieces." --
|Author||: Peggy Dean|
From the artist behind the popular Pigeon Letters website, a complete guide to learning and perfecting brush lettering, a forgiving style of modern calligraphy that encourages creative expression and imprecision, including basic skills, flourishes, and project ideas. The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide has something for everyone--from beginners that have never used a brush pen, to seasoned letterers looking for a new style or ideas for creative flourishes. From choosing the best pens and paper and knowing the different styles of lettering, to adding color to your finished pieces--this book covers it all. The book includes templates for labels, cards, handmade bunting, and word collages. It even includes a how to guide for posting your best work on social media. Each lesson builds on itself, unlocking endless opportunities inside the playful art of brush lettering. As a self-taught artist who left her day job to pursue a creative life, Peggy Dean is the ideal teacher for artists and non-artists alike.
|Author||: Grace Song|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
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
The Complete Guide to Modern Calligraphy Hand Lettering for Beginners A Step by Step Guide and Workbook with Theory Techniques Practice Pages and Projects to Learn to Letter
|Author||: Lucy Edmonds|
|Editor||: Courier Dover Publications|
Beautifully illustrated guide by the founder of Quill London abounds in tips, tricks, and techniques for beginners. Step-by-step approach covers materials, modern calligraphy letterforms, brush calligraphy, developing an individual style, and practical uses.
|Author||: Whitney Farnsworth|
|Editor||: Paper Peony Press|
Learn the art of hand lettering with this comprehensive how-to book, full of beauty, knowledge, and inspiration! Pretty Simple Lettering is the perfect book for any hand letterer, whether you're new to the art or an experienced designer looking to expand your skill. In the book, you will learn the basics of creating alphabets in many different styles, how to develop those styles into one that is uniquely your own, and how to turn your lettering into beautiful pieces of art. Learning the basics of hand lettering can be pretty simple! Whitney breaks down 10 individual alphabets in various lettering styles, including upper and lower case, showing you how to form each letter, turn those letters into words, and turn those words into works of art! Discover the tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade from a seasoned lettering artist who has been in the business since 2014.In the final sections of this book, learn how Whitney approaches every design as she leads you through a step-by-step tutorial outlining her process of composition. The last section of the book is filled with project pages for you to create your own works of art to hang on your wall or gift to a friend! Every project is surrounded by gorgeous floral designs, adding a special touch of whimsy to your final creation!
|Author||: Shelly Kim|
|Editor||: Quarto Publishing Group USA|
Lettering enthusiasts of all levels will love learning easy ways to develop and adapt hand lettering skills and techniques to a variety of digital platforms in Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy. Popular Instagram lettering artist and workshop instructor Shelly Kim (@lettersbyshells) offers lettering enthusiasts at all levels step-by-step instruction, along with ample photos and lettering examples. Start with lettering essentials that show how to create different styles of brush lettering with the right tools, how to connect letters to form words, form flourishes, and more. Then turn that unique calligraphy into lettering that you can use over and over again, just by digitizing it. Discover several options for creating digital lettering, each one clearly outlined and explained. Become familiar with tools and techniques that make the process fast and enjoyable. See how far you can take your digital lettering with fun projects for creating cards, name tags, adding foiling and more. In this book you’ll learn how to: Produce loose, bouncy lettering that adds style to any project Design meaningful quotes by learning a quick trick for great compositions Create digital files that give you numerous options for adding color and changing the shapes and sizes of letters Make a custom digital lettering brush that you can use for unique calligraphy Letter on a tablet and learn the basics of Procreate and Apple Pencil Use your lettering for great projects that incorporate digital and hands-on techniques Get inspiration from stunning gallery pieces by Karin Newport of @ipadlettering and Myriam of @halfapx Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy will guide you to the future of lettering!
|Author||: Margaret Shepherd|
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.
|Author||: Maureen Peters|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
Try your hand at a beautiful, classic and modern style of writing! A basic, how-to book for beginners featuring 5 popular fonts or hands, Italic, Uncial, Foundational, Gothic, and Casual Pointed Pen, shown in step-by-step detail. The author, an experienced teacher of calligraphy, builds the letters, numbers, and punctuation, giving over 300 photos for each style, so beginners can see the strokes, how the pen is held, and how the characters take form. Pens, papers, inks—all the tools are covered along with necessary techniques, so beginners can use this workbook approach to build mastery of a full range of hands—from the oldest, most traditional to contemporary—quickly and confidently.
|Author||: Rebecca Cahill Roots|
A practical guide to modern calligraphy, complete with worksheets and projects. In Modern Lettering, you will learn how to create beautiful decorative handwriting in a variety of styles. It’s a fun and immersive guide, inviting you to explore beautiful letterforms, experiment with your own hand-lettering style and use calligraphy for creative projects. Professional calligrapher Rebecca Cahill Roots guides the reader through the basic techniques, sharing useful tips along the way. She brings her own unique style to a range of beautiful modern calligraphy alphabets, each accompanied by worksheets printed on high-quality calligraphy paper for practising. There are tips for mixing fonts, using different coloured inks and beginner’s brush calligraphy. Once you’ve mastered the basic techniques, you can apply your handwriting skills to some of the stylish step-by-step projects featured, including wedding stationery, framed quotes and personalised envelopes. This fun and approachable guide is a must-have for anyone looking to add a personal touch to their lettering, whether it’s for a particular project or for taking up a new hobby.
|Author||: Rosezee L Quamdum|
Ever wanted to Learn Modern Calligraphy lettering but didn't know where to begin? This is a Calligraphy Book a beginner's guide Learn to letter and create beautiful designs with this beginner's guide and workbook. Every page is filled with tips, tricks encouragement and practice space to kickstart your lettering journey. Learn how to create a lovely brush-lettered look with easy, no-fail faux calligraphy. Use it to letter the featured design with the new technique you learned Modern Calligraphy guides the reader through best practicing habits 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. This book will cover many of the tools and basics needed to learn pointed pen calligraphy and brush lettering as well as instructions on how to create your own distinct styles.
|Author||: Sarah Ensign|
Learn to hand letter using simple, creative techniques, practice worksheets, and beautiful fonts that anyone can learn! Have you ever wanted to learn how to hand letter, but didn't know where to start? Author Sarah Ensign will teach you how using simple, fun techniques. You'll learn how to use a brush pen, create basic strokes, and connect letters. Once you've honed your basic lettering skills, you'll learn how to draw fonts and compose quotes to create your own unique projects. Your creativity will soar as you learn this beautiful craft from one of the best teachers on YouTube! Here's what you'll find inside: Beautiful, full-color photography and hands-on lettering worksheets that you can trace or letter on directly Step-by-step tutorials for creating faux calligraphy, brush pen lettering, bounce lettering, and more Complete alphabet worksheets for six beautiful font styles, along with fun lettering projects that will inspire your creativity Beautiful, full-color photography, and high-quality, hardcover spiral binding that makes it easy to trace the worksheets or letter directly in the book Practical tips for choosing and using pens, laying out quotes, handling tricky connections, and moving beyond the basics to create your own unique fonts
|Author||: Gray & Gold Publishing|
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
|Author||: Molly Suber Thorpe|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Griffin|
A perfect gift for anyone who wants to learn the "write" way to craft calligraphy. 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 wedding invitation designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they're looking for. In Modern Calligraphy, 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.