Modern Calligraphy

A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Hand-Lettering

Author: Lucy Edmonds

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486827585

Category: Art

Page: 176

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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.
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Calligraphy Paperchase for Beginner: Hand Lettering: Calligraphy Botebook: Training, Exercises and Practice

Author: Darla Sud

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781798783023

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Practice paper is one of the most important things to consider when practicing or doing calligraphy projects. If you've ever wanted to learn calligraphy yourself, check out our Calligraphy Practice Paper. This volume of Calligraphy Workbook contains 110 pages of slanted grid paper. It is part of a series that are available in separate volumes with different cover designs to match your personal preferences. book contains: 110 pages, white paper Slanted grids Size of book - 8.5" x 11" (A4 size) Good quality paper
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Simply Calligraphy

A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering

Author: Judy Detrick

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 1607748576

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Learning the simple and beautiful art of hand-lettered calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper! Italic is the calligraphy’s most popular alphabet, and this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion. With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time. Includes practice exercises, advice on tools and materials, and project ideas for place cards, invitations, and more! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Happy Hand Lettering

Calligraphy Techniques to Bring Your Words to Life

Author: Jen Wagner

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440350931

Category: ART

Page: 144

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"Messages from your own hand are an intimate and powerful means of expression and communication. Happy Hand Lettering offers you instruction and encouragement to begin crating 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"--From back cover.
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Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy

A collection of traditional calligraphic hands from history and how to write them

Author: Laura Lavender

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633227308

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Discover everything you need to know about historic flourished hands and how to create elegant, modern artwork inspired by traditional calligraphy techniques in this follow-up to the first and best-selling lettering book in Walter Foster’s Creative…and Beyond series. 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. Talented artist and teacher Laura Lavender 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. Throughout the book, you will also find practice templates that can be copied and used time and again to perfect your technique and style. Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy is the ideal guide for learning the techniques of traditional lettering styles.
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The Little Book of Lettering & Word Design

More than 50 tips and techniques for mastering a variety of stylish, elegant, and contemporary hand-written alphabets

Author: Cari Ferraro,John Stevens

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781633224711

Category: Art

Page: 128

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In this new series from Walter Foster Publishing, artists and art hobbyists alike will delight in learning a variety of fun and interesting art topics in a portable format boasting a fresh, contemporary design. Filled with open practice pages, creative exercises, and art prompts, The Little Book of Lettering & Word Design encourages interactivity for immediate results, while also teaching beginners the fundamentals of the featured medium in an engaging and fun way. In The Little Book of Lettering & Word Design, aspiring artists will discover how to create a range of classic and contemporary calligraphy and hand-lettered fonts. Internationally acclaimed calligrapher John Stevens and other renowned hand-lettering artists lead the way with tips and techniques. Following an introduction to inks, nibs, pens, and papers, as well as an overview of basic techniques, readers will learn dozens of original alphabets and lettering designs ranging from funky and fun, to elegant and embellished. Tips for adding personal touches to letters and designing personalized alphabets are also included! With an alphabet and lettering design for every occasion and easy-to-follow instructions, this book is perfect for everyone who wants to create stunning handwriting and calligraphy.
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Modern Calligraphy

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy

Author: Molly Suber Thorpe

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250152453

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Learn script calligraphy from an in-demand calligrapher and wedding invitation designer 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 designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they're looking for. Now 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.
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