Modern Calligraphy

Author: Molly Suber Thorpe
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250152453
Format: PDF
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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.

Kalligrafie f r Dummies

Author: Jim Bennett
Publisher: VCH
ISBN: 9783527704149
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mit Sch�nschrift k�nnen Sie gl�nzen: Nicht nur bei Einladungen, Gru�karten oder Urkunden, Sie k�nnen auch mit Etiketten oder Aufschriften viele Alltags- und Gebrauchsgegenst�nde versch�nern. Mit Jim Bennett k�nnen Sie die Kunst der Kalligrafie von der Pike auf lernen. Er erkl�rt Ihnen, welche Federn, welche Tinte und welches Papier Sie ben�tigen und zeigt Ihnen die grundlegenden Techniken, eine Feder richtig zu f�hren. Au�erdem erkl�rt er Ihnen anhand vieler Beispiele zum Nachschreiben, wie Sie die g�ngigen Alphabete der Kalligrafie wie Unzial- und Frakturschriften auf das Papier zaubern.

The Calligrapher s Business Handbook

Author: Molly Suber Thorpe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545300497
Format: PDF
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The Calligrapher's Business Handbook is a guide to best business practices and pricing strategies for calligraphers and lettering artists. Whether you're starting out in creative freelancing, transitioning from a different profession, or running a lettering business that just needs a boost, you will welcome the invaluable ideas in this handbook. Award-winning graphic designer, renowned calligrapher, and bestselling author of Modern Calligraphy, Molly Suber Thorpe shares her hard-earned insights to answer your most pressing business questions. Molly has packed these pages with advice you won't find anywhere else, covering a range of topics for freelance calligraphers and hand lettering artists: How professional calligraphers charge for their services Whether to charge flat rates or hourly rates When - and how - to offer discounts or freebies How to charge for commercial work, such as logo designs How to get the most bang for your advertising budget What goes into a fair project contract How to navigate copyright licensing and know your rights!

Calligraphy

Author: Julien Chazal
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 081171294X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Everything you need to know to get started: choosing quality tools, understanding the structure of letters, and learning the basic strokes Includes alphabets, from classic Roman letters, to the intricate traditions of the Middle Ages, to the simple, creative styles of today Hundreds of photos of inspiring, beautiful samples How to embellish your calligraphy with decorative dropped capitals, celtic knotwork, scrollwork, flourishes, and more Learn and master the beautiful and varied art of Western calligraphy. This lavishly illustrated guide includes all the information you need to get started in calligraphy as well as techniques for the more advanced artist, including using color, carving lettering in wood and stone, and creating abstract and ornamental calligraphy designs. The 40 alphabets included are drawn from throughout the rich history of Western calligraphy, from elaborate Gothic lettering to the clean lines of modern alphabets. An essential reference for calligraphers of all levels.