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Calligraphy Text Books

In the world of smartphones and digital texting, many believe that hand lettering has become a dying art. However, a stealthy resurgence is now occurring in the world of graphic design; beautiful, artistic lettering is making a comeback. This historic form of creative expression is now being embraced more and more by designers of logos, product packaging, book covers, and advertisements.

If you’re already a calligrapher, these books will help you improve and enhance your calligraphy skills.

If you’re just beginning, they will help you learn this amazing art form quickly and easily and set you on the path to becoming a calligraphy master!

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SP11556 DECORATED LETTERING - JAN PICKETT. A treasure for anyone who loves writing, this book contains a world of calligraphic instruction and ideas for decorating your lettering. Whether you want to learn about formal calligraphy, or simply find inspiration for a special gift, master calligrapher Jan Pickett shows you what you need to know in this inspiring and exciting book.The act of writing can be creative, meditative and very enjoyable. Whether you want to personalise your wedding stationary, create unique greetings cards, or add a special touch to display your poetry, decorated lettering transforms even the mundane into something personal and beautiful.A comprehensive course in all aspects of decorated lettering; this book is suitable for beginners, experienced calligraphers and all those interested in the magical world of lettering. In fact, it is for everyone who loves letters.Expert advice from Jan Pickett, Honoured Fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI)An exciting take on lettering that combines traditional calligraphy with innovative and modern ideasHand-drawn lettering instructions allows non-calligraphers to produce amazing papercraft results 1 Login For Price
SP11822 COMPLETE GUIDE TO CALLIGRAPHY by Vivien Lunniss. In this comprehensive introductory 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. The hands are demonstrated with a set of detailed step-by-step instructions for each letter, punctuation, and number sets, and in addition the book is supported by a series of teaching movie clips showing how each letter is created. Suitable for beginners up, readers will find a wide range of applications for the skills learned in this book, from invitations, greetings cards, place settings, and certificates, to beautiful illuminated wall art. 0 Login For Price
SP16643 LETTERING WITH LOVE-Sue Hiepler & Yasmin Reddig. This practical book guides you gently through the materials and tools you need to get started, and sets you on your hand-lettering journey with some simple exercises. There are then ten pretty step-by-step projects for you to try, after which you ll be confidently creating your own handwritten artworks that you can display on your wall, send as notecards to loved ones, or use to decorate your journals and scrapbooks. At the back of the book there is a treasure trove of gorgeous botanical-style motifs and borders along with four delightful alphabets created by the authors in a variety of scripts perfect for gently encouraging beginners and inspiring more experienced hand-lettering artists to play with new designs and styles. This is followed by six handy worksheets on which to practise your letter-writing technique.You'll soon find that hand lettering with watercolour is quick and fun to learn, and a wonderful skill that will bring you joy for many years to come. 1 Login For Price
SP88100 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CALLIGRAPHY TECHNIQUES. Diana Hardy Wilson's book is a 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. 1 Login For Price
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