Author: Chiara Perano
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Play with type, get creative with letterforms and fall in love with handwriting again. Taking you letter by letter through the modern calligraphy basics, Nib + Ink includes ... The four essential pieces of equipment and how to use them Mark making drills and shapes A modern calligraphy alphabet with a variation of styles to practise with Guidance on joining letters, spacing and pacing �How to create flourishes, finishes and decoration Simple projects from chalkboards and framed quotes to setting an envelope Stationery ideas for weddings, parties and table settings Troubleshooting tips, FAQs, stockists and resources With this beautiful and immersive workbook and journal, discover exciting, creative and interesting ways to personalise your stationery, add a flourish to your correspondence and develop your own unique style of modern calligraphy.
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.
Calligraphy is a lettering art that anyone can learn with some practice and patience. This book will teach you everything you need to know to get started in modern calligraphy. You’ll learn about the supplies you’ll need such as pen holders, nibs, inks and papers. You’ll master different calligraphy techniques such as holding the pen, dipping the pen into ink, and understanding ink flow and pen pressure. Lettering guide sheets are provided to help you practice the letterforms. A troubleshooting section outlines common issues that every calligrapher deals with and how you can fix them. Once you’ve learned the basics, a photo gallery of projects will inspire you to create your own works of art!
Learn how to create beautiful, handlettered stationery, art, and other decorations with sophisticated, interactive book full of exquisite sample alphabets, fun exercises, and simple step-by-step projects. From modern calligraphy in ink to hand lettering in chalk on blackboard and brush lettering in paint, discover a variety of ingenious and unique ways to turn words and letters into wonderful projects. Learn to create eyecatching letterforms, embellish with flourishes, free-brush letters on canvas, and digitize your work for printing. Modern Calligraphy Workshop will give you the inspiration as well as the skills to turn your everyday handwriting into artwork.
Beautifully illustrated with a covetable rose gold foil cover, Modern Calligraphy is a step-by-step workbook for those wanting to learn this super trendy form of lettering. Written by Lucy Edmonds, the founder of Quill London, the book will guide readers through the first steps of pointed pen calligraphy, encouraging you to spend an hour a week developing and practicing the new skill. Designed for complete beginners, the book offers tips, tricks and techniques on the materials required and how to use them properly, how to approach the modern calligraphy letterforms, and most importantly explores ways to develop our own modern calligraphy style. You'll learn about inks and how to make your own, brush calligraphy, and what you can do with your new skill - from envelope addressing and event stationery to beautiful dinner party menus and gift tags.
Try your hand at a beautiful, classic and modern style of writing! A basic, how-to book for beginners featuring 5 popular fonts or hands, Italic, Uncial, Foundational, Gothic, and Casual Pointed Pen, shown in step-by-step detail. The author, an experienced teacher of calligraphy, builds the letters, numbers, and punctuation, giving over 300 photos for each style, so beginners can see the strokes, how the pen is held, and how the characters take form. Pens, papers, inks—all the tools are covered along with necessary techniques, so beginners can use this workbook approach to build mastery of a full range of hands—from the oldest, most traditional to contemporary—quickly and confidently.
Award-winning calligrapher's generously illustrated text offers full coverage of calligraphy for left-handed writers. Tools and materials, correct positioning, page layout, much more. 4 model alphabets.
"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
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.
Author: Lisa Engelbrecht
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Hand lettering is all the rage these days, and we’re here to bring you into this awesome hobby! Jump into the action with this all-in-one package that combines an informational book and companion sketchpad with prompts and sample alphabets to get you started. This guide to modern calligraphy combines traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artistic street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering. The companion sketchbook provides prompts and space to practice. This Hand Lettering Art Pack offers you a fun way to learn and gain expertise in lettering through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, yet, you'll gain new skills and confidence, allowing you to take your work to a new level.
Author: Margaret Shepherd
Release Date: 2013-08-21
In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.
Sewing is an extremely rewarding hobby. With so many different fabrics, embellishments and trimmings now available on the high street and online, it is easier than ever to create unique clothes and home furnishings. Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to sewing. Each chapter is devoted to one key area of sewing and provides clear and concise in-depth instructions along with step-by-step instructions for basic principles and more advanced sewing techniques. Learn about materials and equipment, and choosing the right machine to work for you in chapter one, then move onto fabrics and patterns in the following chapter. Once you’re comfortable with the basic stitches, seams and techniques, learn how to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. With this book by your side, you will soon be able to make anything from a commercial pattern, and will also know how to alter patterns to suit your style. With a section on care and repair, you will find out how to look after and fix homemade and store-bought items. And if it can’t be fixed, learn how fabric and trimmings can be reused or upcycled into something else. This comprehensive guide offers a glossary of sewing terms, clear instructions and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams showing each stage of the sewing process. It’ll be the one resource that you will turn to time and time again.
Author: Sanje Elliott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Traditionally very difficult to learn, Tibetan calligraphy is usually done with the brush. This unique book guides the reader step-by-step to using a standard calligraphy pen to create beautiful Tibetan-language calligraphy. It includes many prayers, mantras, and common phrases to copy and is perfect for practitioners, artists, and anyone interested in Tibetan culture and language. How to Write Tibetan Calligraphy is an easy-to-use gateway to this unique and beautiful language.