A complete guide to lettering with brush pens, The Art of Brush Lettering takes a meditative approach to creating print and script, freestyle and other special effects.
The author takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly coloured brush pens. She begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using, and the best ways to position the arm, hand and paper. She demonstrates a range of basic strokes and provides drill sheets for practice and improvement.
You’ll see how to create print and script letterforms, freestyle lettering and the best ways to develop your own personal style.$27.99
The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. The book features:
- An overview of the author's favourite tools and surfaces
- 20 art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools
- 15 basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts and doodle art, among other styles
- Ways to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself, merging text into illustration or ornamenting words with decorative drawings
Try your hand at letterforms inspired by feathers, flowers, postage stamps, vintage type, doodles, taxi cabs, chalkboards and more. These letters are perfect for personalizing anything from family calendars and daily planners to wall art, art journals, cards and one-of-a-kind gifts. You can even use the techniques and inspiration to invent completely original alphabets of your own. With this A to Z guide, there's no limit to the statements you can make!
- Awesome alphabets – 55 in all, ranging from basic block and stick letters to fanciful illustrated fonts
- Beginner-friendly instructions – each alphabet is broken down into just a few simple steps
- Creative variety of tools and media – pens, markers, brushes, inks, paints, coloured pencils, fountain pens, cardstock and much more
Celtic calligraphy crosses the boundaries between art, tradition and craft. With instruction on how to draw letterforms derived from original Celtic manuscripts like The Book of Kells, and with step-by-step explanations of knotwork borders and motifs plus illumination, this book will show you how to transform your writing into unique works of art worthy of the mediaeval Celtic scribes.
Starting with the materials you need and basic calligraphy techniques, the book moves on to the development and improvement of skills with design elements, exercises, clear instruction on lettering, using colour, knotwork illustration and illumination, with inspirational examples of Celtic art and lettering.
Beginners will find much to help them in this practical guide and more experienced calligraphers will learn much about Celtic influences and the way lettering can be enhanced with stylised knotwork illustration and illumination.
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In this comprehensive guide to calligraphy, author Vivien Lunniss teaches readers how to master all the principal families of writing hands, from uncials and Anglo-Saxon scripts, to Roman capitals, blackletter and gothic, and even on to modern freeform 'drawn' lettering.
Readers will learn how the hands originated, where and when they were used, and how to write and practice them, picking up fluency and flair through a series of exercises aimed at perfecting the style until writing becomes second nature – and a real pleasure.
- A comprehensive guide for beginners
- 20 beautiful lettering styles
- Step-by-step instructions for each letter
- Wide range of applications from invitations, greetings cards, place settings and certificates, to beautiful illuminated wall art
The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques.
The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional (pointed pen and fountain pen) and modern (including brush markers and chalk), then presents a visual glossary of letter forms, highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets and demonstrates how to draw letter forms to foster an understanding of how they're created.
The core chapters explore traditional, modern and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There's also an introduction to modifying and creating letter forms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets.$26.99
This kit is the perfect companion for beginning lettering artists! In no time, you'll be experimenting with cursive script, getting your feet wet with calligraphy, and embellishing and illuminating hand-lettered artwork, just to name a few.
This beautifully packaged, hardcover case is the perfect kit for any aspiring lettering artist. The kit includes a 40-page project book (with prompts, exercises and step-by-step projects), slate chalkboard and easel, two chalk pencils, fine-line marker and blank notecards with envelopes.
his all-in-one art guide is perfect for the artist in your life. The highly giftable kit brings everything an artist needs for a weekend of artistic fun, or a new skill for a lifetime.$24.99
Learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts and exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters, to cursive script, spacing, and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art.
The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced notecards. Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen, coffee mugs, calendars, and more.
Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering and more, artists will find a plethora of exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style. With comprehensive instructions and fun, inspirational exercises and projects, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a resource for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and stylish art form.$24.99
A source book for all aspiring calligraphers of whatever level of expertise.
- Comprehensive, step-by-step visual analysis of all major calligraphic techniques
- Inspirational gallery of work by leading calligraphers
- An indispensable source book for all aspiring calligraphers of any level of expertise
Through easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, numerous inspirational examples, and hundreds of sketches and illustrations, Martina Flor shows how to transform initial lettering concepts and sketches into a well-shaped, exquisite piece of digital lettering that can be published and sold.
Learn how to train your typographic eye by studying lettering samples and the anatomy of letters; explore concepts of hierarchy, composition and flourishes; and discover the many different ways of creating letter shapes. In addition, the author explains the process of creating a lettering project step by step – from start to finish, from analogue to digital – and gives valuable tips about how to make a career as a lettering artist.$49.99
In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists – Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek – to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages.
You don't have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste: colourful, or black and white, classic or just plain fun. It's all about getting creative with the 26 letters and a little bit of you.$27.99
With more than 50 tips, techniques and lessons for creating beautiful illuminated letters and sophisticated lettering projects, The Joy of Lettering takes hand lettering to a whole new level.
The authors guide readers through a dynamic exploration of the craft, focusing on typography and illuminated letters and numbers using pencil, ink and marker in a variety of styles and themes. From there, artists will learn how to create letters using a variety of alternative materials and media, such as watercolour, gouache and wood. Easily customized DIY projects invite artists to finesse their skills as they learn to letter on different types of surfaces while creating lettered murals, stationery and signage.
Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is ideal for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.$27.99
Now you can learn to draw beautiful Art Deco lettering!
This elegantly designed tin comes with 54 instructional cards. Step-by-step instructions are printed on one side, and a picture-perfect rendition of the letter is on the other. Open up your creativity with 26 upper case and 26 lowercase cards and master this classic, classy typography, perfect for journals, scrap booking, making your own greeting cards and much more!
Also includes tool recommendations, technique tips and basic instructions to get you started.$19.99$9.99
Learn to write in beautiful calligraphy!
Open up to your creativity with this unique and easy to learn approach to modern calligraphy lettering. This kit comes complete with 54 cards; 26 for upper case letters and 26 for lower case letters, as well as helpful tips and tool recommendations. Each card features four to six steps of instruction for each letter on one side, and an ornate example of the letter on the other.$19.99$9.99
With just a few strokes of a calligraphy pen, London-based designer and illustrator Andrew Fox can help you to create a fun series of minimalistic nature drawings. From acorns, beetles, daffodils, and hedgehogs to snowflakes and clouds the drawings in this book are simple to create and easily recognizable. Each design effortlessly becomes a unique drawing that you can use on greeting cards, posters, gifts, and more.
Perfect for entry-level artists, this package includes:
- A hardcover book filled with techniques to draw 30 creations from nature
- A high-quality calligraphy marker
- 25 sheets of paper to get started
The technique is easy, and with a few marks of a pen, you can create an amazing nature drawing.$19.99
This exquisite book shows you how to create beautiful messages through the combination of hand lettering and watercolour. Broken down into easy-to-follow stages, you will soon learn how to use different pens and inks to produce gorgeous lettering, embellished with simple yet stunningly effective watercolour motifs.
This practical book guides you gently through the materials and tools you need to get started, and sets you on your hand-lettering journey with some simple exercises. There are then 10 pretty step-by-step projects for you to try, after which youll be confidently creating your own handwritten artworks that you can display on your wall, send as notecards to loved ones, or use to decorate your journals and scrapbooks.
There is also a treasure trove of gorgeous botanical-style motifs and borders along with four delightful alphabets created by the authors in a variety of scripts perfect for gently encouraging beginners and inspiring more experienced hand-lettering artists to play with new designs and styles. This is followed by six handy worksheets on which to practise your letter-writing technique.
You'll soon find that hand lettering with watercolour is quick and fun to learn, and a wonderful skill that will bring you joy for many years to come.
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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.
Rebecca Cahill Roots guides you 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.$29.99