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 Hand Lettering

    Helm Wotzkow, a commercial artist specializing in advertising, leads readers step-by-step from beginning to advanced skills. He begins with advice on the tools necessary to hand-lettering then proceeds to a detailed discussion and analysis of roman majuscule and minuscule characters, the lettering upon which most styles are based. Both pen and brush lettering are covered.

    Subsequent chapters explore italic, gothic, script and block styles of lettering as well as negative lettering, perspective lettering and lettering on curves. Each chapter is illustrated with scores of examples of fine lettering executed by Wotzkow and his students. Rather than presenting a series of hard-and-fast rules, the author helps readers analyze existing forms, discover new techniques and develop their own critical faculties.

    $23.99
  • Calligraphic Drawing

    Calligraphic Drawing is a hands-on guide to modern penmanship art, ranging from animals to people, to fantasy subjects and works that combine pictures with writing.

    The text and how-tos move from the simplest to the most challenging designs, with steps to take you through them and examples to inspire you.

    $32.99
  • 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.

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    $34.99
  • Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering

    The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering provides expert instruction on the intricacies of traditional lettering techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering formats.

    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 guide will help lettering enthusiasts swiftly master the craft. Step-by-step lessons, practice templates and a range of stunning alphabets demonstrate the breadth of artistic achievement that comes with practice and dedication.

    The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will inspire lettering enthusiasts of all skill levels to strengthen their existing skills and delve into new, lesser-known variations of the trend.

    $32.99
  • 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
  • Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering & Calligraphy

    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
  • Creative Adventures in Cursive

    Creative Adventures in Cursive gives kids ideas for practising writing skills, then guides them into cursive creativity.

    Rachelle Doorley shows 20 fun and colourful ways to use script to make posters, present school projects, design monograms, create greeting cards, decorate book bags and t-shirts, ice cookies and cakes – writing in script with everything, including fabric markers, pastry tubes, string and yarn, and of course brushes, pens and crayons.

    Recommended for ages 6+.

    $24.99
  • 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 Companion

    Enjoy hours of hand-lettering fun with this colourful and quirky workbook!

    Whether it's writing with unusual materials (like coffee), working with strips of paper, painting watercolour clouds to outline your letters or using masking tape to form designs, the interactive prompts will expand your creative horizons. Throughout, you’ll find plenty of practice pages for experimenting, inspiration and helpful tips.

    Whether you're a hand-lettering beginner or an experienced artist looking for something new, you’ll learn exciting ways to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

    $29.99
  • 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
  • Hand Lettering A to Z Workbook

    This workbook is a super-sized collection of drills, exemplars and practice sheets for a variety of modern lettering styles, flourishes and other decorative elements, and motivational and inspirational quotes.

    • Find essential how-tos for lettering with graphite and coloured pencils, brush pens, fine-line markers and more
    • Use the guided worksheets to try your hand at several modern styles, from simple to elaborate
    • Progress to lettering beautiful and inspiring quotes that feature a mix of styles and tools
    • Worksheet pages are perforated so they're easy to remove and work on

    $29.99
  • Hand Lettering Step by Step

    Kathy Glynn will help you master three main techniques – hand lettering, brush lettering and pointed pen calligraphy – and create work that’s expressive, exquisite and romantic.

    After explaining the basics, Kathy explains how to combine styles, add embellishments and even digitize lettering. More than 20 projects include wedding invitations, temporary tattoos, address stamps, glass etching and a custom family tree.

    $29.99
  • Happy Hand Lettering

    This book will guide you from the basics of selecting your tools and forming simple letters on a note to a friend, to slightly more advanced lessons such as digitizing your work, painting signs and designing murals. Features include:

    • Beginner friendly with easy hand-lettering techniques for any artist/crafter
    • Fun and helpful exercises to practice along the wayand encourage you to develop your own style
    • Additional resources such as free printable downloads and video access will take you from learning to the next level

    $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 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