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
Hardcover ISBN: 0891347526
With the help of 100 Keys to Great Calligraphy, find out how to select suitable lettering tools, inks, colors and papers; achieve better pen control and learn how to check spaces within the text; plan a layout and introduce color into your work; and lift your calligraphy out of the ordinary and turn it into something striking and original. Packed with step-by-step exercises and stunning finished examples.
250 Essential Chinese Characters
Chinese Paperback ISBN: 0804840350
250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a second edition, completely revised and with 50 percent new material. Featuring a new design; tips for mastery throughout; exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indices, this volume is a crucial learning tool for anyone interested in Chinese.
40 Ways to Write I Love You
Learn Amazing Hand-lettering Techniques, Styles & Ideas
Paperback ISBN: 1781575231
For globe-trotting romancers and lovers of hand-lettering the world over, this is an activity book like no other. Expert letterer, Lana Hughes, has created 40 unique and beautiful designs of the heart-filling words 'I love you' but with one major difference - they are each written in a different language. The designs can be copied on the opposite page in the colour and medium of your choice, and if you need a little more help with technique, each 'I love you' is accompanied by a lesson in cool lettering style which can also be practiced in the book. Lana uses felt tips, marker pens and colored pencils to create her vivid designs, so there is something for all budding letterers - and romantics.
Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568-1868
Hardcover ISBN: 0834805715
The first book on Japanese calligraphy from the significant Momoyama and Edo periods (1568–1868), 77 Dances examines the art of writing at a time when it was undergoing a remarkable flowering, as illustrated by over one hundred sumptuous illustrations. Everything from complex Zen conundrums to gossamer haiku poems were written with verve, energy, and creativity that display how deeply the fascination for calligraphy had penetrated into the social fabric of Japan. Examining the varied groups of calligraphers creating works for diverse audiences will show how these artistic worlds both maintained their own independence and interacted to create a rich brocade of calligraphic techniques and styles.The book begins with basic information on calligraphy, followed by six main sections, each representing a major facet of the art, with an introductory essay followed by detailed analyses of the seventy-seven featured works. The essays include: The revival of Japanese courtly aesthetics in writing out waka poems on highly decorated paperThe use of Chinese writing styles and script formsScholars who took up the brush to compose poems in Chinese expressing their Confucian idealsCalligraphy by major literati poets and paintersThe development of haiku as practiced by master poet-painters The work of famous Zen masters such as Hakuin and Ryokan Pages 8–9. Pages 82–83. Pages 220–21.
A-Z of Typography
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
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 youThe 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.
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 & Techniques of Creative Lettering & Calligraphy
Paperback ISBN: 1631593552
Popular Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein 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. Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes along with drill sheets for practice and improvement. In addition to providing detailed instructions and tracing guides for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, Kelly gives tutorials on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Also included are lowercase and uppercase A to Z exemplars for both large and small brush pens. Drill sheets, tracing guides, worksheets, and exemplars are perforated for easy removal.
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!