Calligraphy
100 Days of Lettering: A Complete Creative Lettering Course
100 Days of Lettering
A Complete Creative Lettering Course
Paperback      ISBN: 145471073x
One workbook. 100 daily lettering exercises to hone your skills. Boundless creative inspiration.

When it comes to hand lettering, practice makes perfect With 100 exercises divided into ten sections, this workbook offers a fun and friendly way to improve your lettering techniques every day. Each section focuses on building a particular skill or exploring a design application. Learn how to form letters, pair different lettering styles, and design motivational quotes. As you work on these beautiful full-color pages, featuring the striking artwork of author and illustrator Jay Roeder, you'll find plenty of ideas and encouragement to help you develop your own unique style.
100 Keys to Great Calligraphy
100 Keys to Great Calligraphy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0891347526

Brightly-illustrated and pocket-sized, this valuable resource is packed with advice from choosing pens and inks to mastering special techniques.

A-Z of Typography: Classification - Anatomy - Toolkit - Attributes
A-Z of Typography
Classification - Anatomy - Toolkit - Attributes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1910787922

We are surrounded by type. Onscreen, in the newspaper, in books, on signage--everywhere we look we encounter a dizzying array of typefaces, myriad styles put to countless purposes. This visual introduction to typography can help us make sense of that welter--and, by making sense of it, begin properly to appreciate it.

The book opens with an alphabetical run-through of a number of significant fonts, chosen to represent the typographic spectrum. In addition to looking at each font's historical context and design ethos, a pangram--a sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet--showcases the entire alphabetic range of each font, while also offering pithy, amusing insights into its history and use. A later chapter dissects the letters of the English alphabet to reveal the anatomical structure of the letterforms, explaining terms such as bowl, crossbar, finial, ligature, and spur. An examination of the typographer's toolkit explains how type can be manipulated and arranged on the page to create an arresting design, while the final chapter examines the many signs, symbols, and punctuation marks that litter the printed page, created to endow printed text with additional meaning and nuance.

A celebration of type in all its splendor, A-Z of Typography will educate novices while being guaranteed to enchant designers and type fans.
The ABC of Custom Lettering: A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters
The ABC of Custom Lettering
A Practical Guide to Drawing Letters
Paperback      ISBN: 0957664974
An authoritative resource for designers, typographers, signwriters, illustrators, pinstripers, and other creative professionals

Need to produce some flyers? Want to draw up a logo for a band? Does your local speed shop need a T-shirt design? Don't want to use the same old computer fonts? Well let graphic designer and typography teacher Ivan Castro show you The ABC of Custom Lettering. This practical and inspirational workbook features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for hand drawing a range of letterforms, from Modern Roman and Gothic through to Latin, Script, and Interlocked. Offering traditional instruction methods with a modern twist, this reference also comes with gallery sections for inspiration and accompanying projects to practice your technique.

An Abecedarium: Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II
An Abecedarium
Illuminated Alphabets from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II
Hardcover      ISBN: 0892364718

Included in the magnificent pages of the Mira calligraphiae monumenta are two alphabets. Executed by an unknown hand, the first consists of Roman capital letters; the other is Gothic lower-case letters. As with the calligraphy of Bocskay described above, these alphabets were embellished by Joris Hoefnagel, a painter at the court of Rudolf II. In embellishing the alphabets, Hoefnagel employed symbols and heraldic objects--masks, animals, plants, obelisks--to convey the power and greatness of the emperor.

An Abecedarium contains the thirty-eight pages from the Mira codex that display Hoefnagel's virtuosity in decorating the alphabets. Calligraphers, graphic artists, and all lovers of beautiful books will delight in Hoefnagel's artistry.
The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Paperback      ISBN: 0615466966

One of the most highly recommend instructional books for broad-edged calligraphy, this handbook is ideal for classes or self-study to master the basics of calligraphy. All of the essentials are included in this volume, from the history and practices of this ancient art to a guide to the tools, materials, and design basics needed to create elegant, beautiful writing for all occasions. Also featured is a gallery of examples from today's best scribes, along with detailed exemplars and diagrams.

The Art of Brush Lettering: A Stroke-By-Stroke Guide to the Practice and Techniques of Creative Lettering and Calligraphy
The Art of Brush Lettering
A Stroke-By-Stroke Guide to the Practice and Techniques of Creative Lettering and Calligraphy
Paperback      ISBN: 1631593552
A complete guide to brush pen lettering, The Art of Brush Lettering takes a meditative approach to creating beautiful letterforms, plus freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects.

Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein (@kellycreates) takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy-to-use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you'll be using and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper.

She goes on to demonstrate a range of basic strokes and drills, detailed tutorials for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, and lessons on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and a variety of special effects.

Also included for practice and improvement are exemplars for tracing and worksheets for basic strokes and drills, lowercase and uppercase letters, punctuation, and numerals for both large and small brush pens, so you'll never have to look far to find the best examples to practice from.
The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering
The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering
Paperback      ISBN: 1600582001

In a world saturated by computer-generated fonts, more and more artists and crafters are turning to the organic art of hand lettering. The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering offers a broad scope of instruction, starting with basic calligraphic alphabets and moving to unique modern characters. Creative step-by-step demonstrations introduce readers to illumination and word painting while inspirational projects teach beginners how to incorporate their new skills into a variety of crafts. From adding decorative flourishes to guilding, this book covers it all

The Art of Cursive Penmanship: A Personal Handwriting Program for Adults
The Art of Cursive Penmanship
A Personal Handwriting Program for Adults
Hardcover      ISBN: 1510730524
Advice from a recognized master penman how adults can improve letterforms, legibility, legibility and make written language both fun and expressive.

Unlike traditional primary grade handwriting manuals that seek to introduce the basic techniques of written language to young students, The Art of Cursive Penmanship presents the subject of handwriting as a valuable and spontaneous skill for the adult. In this context, it remains an intimate ability of communication and expression; a personal asset for life.

By internationally recognized master penman, Michael R. Sull, The Art of Cursive Penmanship focuses on practical self-study techniques designed to accommodate anyone's personal or professional schedule. With determined and consistent use, the daily application of these methods will result in progressive improvement of letterforms, legibility, letter spacing, creating one's signature, the appearance of an individual's penmanship, and the physical action of handwriting through proper posture, correct use of hand and arm muscles, paper position, and a comfortable speed of writing.

Recommendations are also offered on the most efficient writing instruments to use, so that handwriting becomes a pleasant activity to be enjoyed, rather than an action merely to be effected.
The Art of Hand-Lettering: Techniques for Mastery and Practice
The Art of Hand-Lettering
Techniques for Mastery and Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 0486824012

Author Helm Wotzkow, a commercial artist specializing in advertising, leads readers step by step from beginning to advanced skills. His extensive experience provides so many helpful suggestions and tips that even professional letterers will find useful new ideas on almost every page.
Wotzkow begins with advice on the tools necessary to hand-lettering. He then proceeds to a detailed discussion and analysis of roman majuscule and minuscule characters, the lettering upon which most styles are based. Both pen and brush lettering are covered. Subsequent chapters explore italic, gothic, script, and block styles of lettering as well as negative lettering, perspective lettering, and lettering on curves. Each chapter is illustrated with scores of examples of fine lettering executed by Wotzkow and his students. Rather than presenting a series of hard-and-fast rules, the author helps readers analyze existing forms, discover new techniques, and develop their own critical faculties.
"Valuable for the student, the teacher, the lecturer, and] the designer," declared School Arts of this thorough, practical guide to hand-lettering.