Calligraphy

  • Art of Brush Lettering

    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
  • Art of Lettering

    This stylish, interactive book will make modern calligraphy accessible and fun – and you’ll only need a pen or pencil to get started.

    The book shows how to create cool hand lettering in four easy steps and features inspirational quotes in different hand-written styles, each with their own DIY page, which can be copied and incorporated into your own personal style. The aim of the book is to work with your individual handwriting to develop unique letterforms that can be used in a variety of craft and art ideas.

    The final section of the book is full of fun hand lettering projects from greetings cards to wedding stationery, and from posters to chalk board decorations for your home to showcase your new lettering skills.

    $27.99
  • Celtic Calligraphy

    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.

    Look inside the book.

    $31.99
  • Complete Guide to Calligraphy

    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

    $39.99
  • Creative Lettering
    Add textual elements to crafts, from journals to mixed-media art. Sixteen accomplished contributors – including calligraphers, painters, collagists, card makers, fibre artists and graphic designers – give their personal perspectives on lettering.

    They all offer their favourite tools, how they use them, their signature technique with step-by-step instructions and photos and an alphabet sampler of their own font. Gorgeous gallery images of each contributor's work are also included.
    $29.99
  • Creative Lettering & Beyond Art & Stationery Kit

    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
  • Creative Lettering and Beyond

    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
  • Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques

    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

    $34.99
  • Golden Secrets of Lettering

    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
  • Hand Lettering A to Z

    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
  • Happy Hand Lettering

    Happy Hand Lettering offers you instruction and encouragement to begin creating beautifully written words right away. From selecting the best tools and supplies, to forming your first simple letters, everything you need to begin your calligraphic journey is here.

    • Learn beginning-level techniques for brush lettering, nib lettering and modern lettering as you progress from strokes to letters and from words to phrases
    • Discover ideas for using your new lettering skills in a practical way – envelopes, gift tags, decor and more
    • Brush up on composition basics, typography terms and an exploration of a variety of mediums

    $39.99
  • Joy of Lettering

    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
  • Learn to Create Art Deco Lettering Tin

    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
  • Learn to Create Modern Calligraphy Lettering

    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
  • Learn to Draw Calligraphy Nature

    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
  • Modern Lettering

    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
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  • More Creative Lettering

    Jenny Doh has gathered a variety of big names and talented up-and-coming artists, who all provide tips on their favourite forms on hand lettering and tools, along with complete alphabets and how-to projects based on their signature styles.

    With everything from posters and cards to signs, collages and journals, this eye-catching collection will inspire readers as they create their own, personalized work.

    $29.99
  • My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy

    This is an engaging way to learn calligraphy, one of China's most recognizable arts for young people. Provides lessons in how Chinese words first began, how to draw the eight strokes, what radicals are and how to unlock their secrets and how to use the brush, the paper and ink to enjoy writing in Chinese.

    The interactive CD-ROM allows you to play creative games to see, hear and try Chinese writing; listen to the pronunciation of the Chinese characters; observe calligraphers in action and print the characters to create practice pages.

    $34.99
    $31.95
  • Way Out is In

    Thich Nhat Hanh is a prolific author, poet, teacher, scholar and peace activist. Yet he is also a master calligrapher, distilling ancient Buddhist teachings into simple phrases that resonate with our modern times, capturing and expressing his lifetime of meditative insight, peace and compassion.

    This book offers a rare opportunity to spend time in the presence of his beautiful creations. For Thich Nhat Hanh, creating calligraphy is more than creating art – it is also a meditative practice. He is fully present for every moment, from drinking his tea, to sitting down and taking a brush, and using the tea to make the ink.

    Each calligraphy is made of mindful sitting, breathing, walking, smiling – and love.

    $21.99
  • World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy

    Discover the sophisticated beauty of calligraphy from around the world with this comprehensive resource. Using visual examples accompanied by expert commentary, it features 55 living scripts, including Carolingian (Roman), Japanese Hiragana, Thuluth (Arabic), U-Chen (Tibetan) and Yerushalmi (Hebrew).

    Each script includes an overview of its origins, traditions and unique characteristics while an expanded description includes the kind of writing system used, the direction and sequence of the lines of continuous text, distinctions between majuscule and minuscule and the principal writing tool.

    Both a step-by-step guide and sumptuous visual tour, this collection will teach and inspire novices, experts and admirers alike.

    $52.99