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
  • Artful Alphabets

    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

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • 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.

    Look inside the book.

    $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 & 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: Timeless Calligraphy

    Timeless Calligraphy is the ideal guide for learning the techniques of traditional lettering styles.

    Beginning with an introduction to pointed pen and how to get started with this timeless tool, you’ll find a brief overview of the recommended tools and materials, as well as how to set up your work space. In addition, you will explore essential techniques used throughout the book, learn to hold the pen properly, and find tips for warming up.

    Laura Lavender then introduces you to a wide range of traditional, historic flourished hands and lettering styles, including Copperplate, Spencerian, Italian hand, Bickham script, Victorian embellished capitals, Art Nouveau capitals, Gothic capitals and more. Each style includes an engaging introduction and history of the hand, an alphabet sampler, step-by-step instructions for creating the letters, and lots of inspirational examples and ideas for using the hand.

    $27.99
  • 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
  • Dangle a Day

    Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical art form for people who love colouring and tangles.

    A Dangle a Day features more than 150 pieces of art for you to look to as you add stunning patterns and colour to dangles, personalize your dangles with charms that are unique to you and create dangle words from a variety of highly detailed alphabets. Dangles are a perfect way to accentuate your stationery, invitations, lettering, scrapbook, journals and more; so if you like colouring, tangling or lettering, you'll love to dangle!

    $29.99
  • Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy

    Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy offers lettering enthusiasts at all levels of experience a step-by-step course that shows how to develop and adapt traditional lettering skills and techniques to a variety of digital platforms.

    • Lettering Essentials. The basics of lettering and modern calligraphy, along with guidance for embellishing and designing quotes
    • Digitizing Your Lettering. Options for scanning, photographing and creating a digital lettering file
    • Lettering on a Tablet. A hands-on guide to working on the iPad with the Apple Pencil and the Procreate app, from an overview of common functions and how to create a simple lettering brush to making shapes and patterns, choosing colours, creating gradients, glitter and foil effects, and combining Procreate and Adobe Sketch
    • Projects & Inspiration: DIY projects that show you how to achieve with digital lettering what you can't with traditional techniques, plus stunning gallery pieces

    $34.99
  • 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

    $36.99
  • 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
  • Guide to Creative Hand Lettering

    Learn how to use hand lettering to create 20 beautiful works of art with this easy step-by-step guide. This useful reference guide will teach you everything you need to know.

    Get started with the comprehensive techniques section and hone your new skills with 20 step-by-step projects. Make birthday cards, wedding and party invitations, personalised gifts, home decor and much more. Hand lettering is perfect for beginners and more experienced crafters, as all you need is a pen, ink, paper and some practice, and before you know it you will be creating beautiful works of art.

    $26.99
  • 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