Adventures in Lettering

Author: Dawn Nicole Warnaar
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
ISBN: 1633221733
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The ultimate hand-lettering workshop for young creatives! Taught by the popular and skilled hand-lettering artist Dawn Warnaar, Adventures in Lettering combines creative self-expression and beautiful designs for an exploration of various lettering techniques. This hand-lettering workbook features fun hand-lettering lessons for beginners, from chalk lettering, brush lettering, and illustrated hand-lettered designs to creating drop caps and gift tags. The hand-lettering techniques are then applied to additional crafts and projects, from mixed-media art to personalized journals and T-shirts. Adventures in Lettering is the ultimate workshop for young creatives anxious to get started in the art of hand-lettering.

Words to Live By

Author: Dawn Nicole Warnaar
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
ISBN: 9781633221000
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

With step-by-step, hand-lettering lessons and spectacularly illustrated coloring pages, artists of any age can create beautiful works of letter art. Words to Live By is a unique combination of inspirational quotes, hand-lettering tips and techniques, and fun coloring pages. With easy step-by-step lessons in the art of hand lettering and illustration, artists of any age can learn to create beautiful works of letter art. Also included are 24 inspirational perforated coloring pages that can be personalized and displayed, framed, or given as gifts.

Hand Lettering for Everyone

Author: Cristina Vanko
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399173011
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Art

"In an increasingly digital and impersonal world, hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus, as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design, writing by hand makes the written word immediate and intimate. This beautiful and inviting book serves as an inspiring primer and an interactive workbook. Creative prompts encourage readers to create their own serifs, create lettering from found objects, make a type self-portrait, collage with found type, recreate a favorite book cover with hand-lettering, play with shading and perspective, and more." -- Amazon.com

The Art of Whimsical Lettering

Author: Joanne Sharpe
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781620335178
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A "font" of information on lettering styles! The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork–whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text. After an overview of Joanne's favorite tools and surfaces, take a peek into Joanne's personal lettering journal to discover how you too can collect inspiration, hone your lettering skills, and tap into your natural creativity. Joanne then demonstrates twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools. She provides you with fifteen basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts, and doodle art, among other styles. Joanne also teaches you how to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself, merging text into illustration, or ornamenting words with decorative drawings.

The Kids Book of Creative Lettering

Author: Lindsay Ostrom
Publisher: Cut It Up
ISBN: 1892726106
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Lettering

This is the best book for beginners. If you want to learn how to letter this book is for you. It is simple enough for kids to use. It also shows you how to do a little doodling to add to your letters. It even includes a practice sheet that you can copy. Trace our letters until you become a pro. We show you how. We also include pen tips & suggestions.

Hand Lettering

Author: Marci Donley
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 1600594727
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

Explains how anyone can use simple tools and materials found in ordinary craft stores, as well as Q-tips, sponges, and other common items, to produce beautiful and graceful calligraphy.

Hand Drawn Lettering

Author: Mark Bergin
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438008317
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Art

Explore new ideas, nurture originality, and create unique forms of lettering with this step-by-step guide to hand drawn lettering. Includes 32 pages of instructions, 96 pages of alphabet samples for practice, high-quality paper that yields excellent results, and more.

Decorated Lettering

Author: Jan Pickett
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 1782211551
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Art

A highly-visual guide to the techniques and materials for successful decorated calligraphy with a strong contemporary feel. Jan Pickett's work is beautifully executed, with a fresh, modern style that lifts calligraphy respectfully from its traditional roots and gives it a modern appeal. This book includes a vital grounding in calligraphy while presenting a huge variety of colorful exercises and projects for the reader to follow. Inspiration abounds, and each chapter is accompanied by a wave of gorgeous ideas for how to use techniques from embossing to watercolor.

Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids

Author: Virginia Lucas Hart
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612437222
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In the world of texts and email, more and more schools are replacing handwriting curriculum with computer-based lessons, and children have a harder time using a pen or pencil than a keyboard or touchscreen. Penmanship may not be a vital business skill, but nothing adds that personal touch more than a beautiful handwritten letter or thank you card. It is crucial for parents to encourage their child's penmanship education at home. Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids features hundreds of colorful step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow instructions and fun practice activities specifically designed to teach youngsters the art of modern calligraphy. Children will learn several traditional writing techniques in addition to learning how to mix their own ink, decorate and enhance the alphabet, and create their own fun style. This book not only teaches children methods of modern calligraphy, it inspires them to use the beautiful art of hand-lettering in the real world, with instructions to design their own monograms, autographs, stationery, thank you cards and more.

Doodle Trees and Happy Bees

Author: Kim Anderson
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440342158
Release Date: 2016-06-22
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Find your happy place! Create as if no one else is watching, like you did when you were a child. Doodle Trees and Happy Bees will take your hand and show you how fun it is to get lost in your own doodled art. With step-by-step illustrations as a friendly guide, you'll see how simple lines and shapes easily come together to create art that brings a smile to your face and your heart. In addition, inside you will find: Suggestions for getting into the creative zone Ideas for developing your own style and encouragement to try new things Easy techniques using pens, washi tape, art foil, glitter glue and more Templates for drawing a variety of cute creatures and pretty motifs--each with ideas for adding your own personal spin Pick up a pen, Doodle Trees and Happy Bees and discover your own playful voice!

The Joy of Lettering

Author: Gabri Kirkendall
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 9781633223264
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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. Gabri Joy Kirkendall (Creative Lettering & Beyond) and Jaclyn Escalera 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 watercolor, 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 a must??have for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.

The Art of Lettering

Author: Stefan Kunz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0008219826
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre:

Creative lettering styles are everywhere - on stationery, adverts, tea towels, wall art and cafe chalkboards to name just a few. 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 three 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.

More Creative Lettering

Author: Jenny Doh
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 1454708921
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Art

"Creative Lettering" was so popular that crafters wanted MORE. Welcome this fabulous follow-up, featuring 15 entirely new contributors. All the artists provide tips on their favorite forms of hand lettering and tools, complete alphabets, and how-to projects based on their signature styles. From posters and cards to collages and journals, this eye-catching collection will inspire readers as they do their own work.

Hand Lettering

Author: Inc Peter Pauper Press
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
ISBN: 1441322019
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre:

Hand-lettering has taken the creative world by storm. In this fun, accessible interactive book, popular illustrator and designer Megan Wells introduces the basics of drawing words. Learn five major hand-lettering styles, then transform your writing into art. Practice pages allow you space to master each letter in every style. Sections demonstrate how to embellish your letters; mix different styles for emphasis and flair; add decorative effects like shading; and combine text and illustration. Easy-to-follow tutorials and sections to trace, color, or complete make hand-lettering approachable for anyone. Project ideas demonstrate ways to brighten everyday items, create striking art, and add a meaningful touch to gifts through hand-lettering. Write beautifully!