Typography and Iconography
The Botanical Hand-Lettering Workbook
Draw Whimsical & Decorative Styles & Scripts
Paperback ISBN: 1612434843
Designs and techniques for ornamental fonts and flourishes that create exquisite hand-lettered works of art Who wants just another store-bought invitation or thank-you letter? The Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook shows how to craft personalized fonts that transform ordinary cards into beautiful art. This easy-to-follow guide provides instructions on hand lettering a huge variety of styles from exquisite calligraphy and vintage script to modern typefaces and whimsical fonts. And for the perfect finishing touch, the author shows how to embellish these with uniquely constructed floral drawings. Featuring step-by-step lessons and blank pages for practicing, The Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook is the perfect book for typography enthusiasts and beginner artists alike. Over 100 step-by-step workbook pages offer ample opportunity to practice lettering side by side with the author's exquisite finished works. Once readers have mastered the techniques, they’ll be able to produce beautiful, ornamented illustrations on paper, parchment, and canvas.
Hardcover ISBN: 1849945446
Rebecca Cahill Roots helps beginners crack the basics of brush lettering, a beautiful, free-spirited, and increasingly popular style. She divides the book by media, providing exercises for using the pen or brush, an alphabet, numbers, and a quote in the lettering style for each. Techniques range from working with watercolor to metallic brush pens, and Roots includes traceable pages and sumptuous projects throughout.
Brush Lettering and Watercolour
Paperback ISBN: 6059192025
Brush lettering—hand lettering with brush pens—and creating designs with watercolor paints guarantees you plenty of colorful creative fun! The combination of beautiful lettering with a colorful gloss and the delicacy of watercolors opens up a range of new design possibilities. Katja Haas presents various types of lettering and concentrates in particular on the special features of writing and decorating with brush pens. Ideas for feather-light blossoms, tendrils, and decorative elements, along with suggestions for special occasions, make this the perfect companion to lettering.
The Calligraphy Handbook
Simple techniques and step-by-step projects
Hardcover ISBN: 0785836683
The Calligraphy Handbook is a complete guide to the art of calligraphy, from selecting pens and mastering different alphabets through designing and laying out your work—an excellent starter reference or step up for someone interested in creative lettering. Step-by-step mini projects demonstrate a wide range of techniques, from brush lettering and gliding to design principles and practice. Beautifully illustrated examples provide a wealth of inspiration and include scripts such as Roman, Italic, Gothic, and Copperplate calligraphy. In a digital age, it's easy to move away from handwriting, but even the most artistically stunted can create beautiful text blocks on gift cards and in their own journals. The stylish design of this book—along with the interior photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. The book also describes the equipment needed to be an excellent calligrapher, including the paper, measuring tools, pens, brushes, and inks. Teach yourself a skill with versatile and practical uses and bring a little bit of beauty onto the page.
Celtic and Medieval Alphabets
53 Complete Fonts
Paperback ISBN: 0486400336
An impressive gallery of alphabets, inspired by the elaborate calligraphy of the Middle Ages, features many unusual fonts for artists and illustrators. Styles range from heavy Gothic typefaces such as Lowenbrau and Hansa to the more dainty modes of Leipzig and Tory. Most include uppercase and lowercase letters; many numerals. 53 fonts.
Chalk Art & Lettering 101
An Introduction to Chalkboard Lettering, Illustration, Design, and More
Hardcover ISBN: 1944515615
Discover your inner chalk artist! Chalk art and lettering are all around: on menu boards at a favorite local coffee shop, brightening sidewalk easels at street fairs, and in lively artwork found in the home. Chalk art and lettering pros Amanda Arneill and Shannon Roberts have teamed up to provide friendly step-by-step instruction in chalk lettering and art, teaching you all you need to know to create your own chalk masterpieces: • Getting started – the basics of making and seasoning your own chalkboards • Lettering – various alphabets and lettering styles • Illustration – steps and processes in chalk art, including banners, flowers, and more • Design – brings lettering and art techniques together with guided chalk projects ideas Are you ready to take your chalk skills to the next level?!
Chinese Brushwork in Calligraphy and Painting
Its History, Aesthetics and Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 0486264815
Comprehensive volume traces historical development of techniques and styles, analyzes aesthetic concepts, and provides information on materials, technical principles, and brush strokes.