Manual of modern calligraphy

Author: Margaret Shepherd
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
ISBN: 9780517659847
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Demonstrates basic calligraphic techniques, shows a variety of alphabets, and looks at new layouts and styles

Modern Calligraphy

Author: Lucy Edmonds
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486827585
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Beautifully illustrated guide by the founder of Quill London abounds in tips, tricks, and techniques for beginners. Step-by-step approach covers materials, modern calligraphy letterforms, brush calligraphy, developing an individual style, and practical uses.

Modern Calligraphy

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

Nib Ink

Author: Chiara Perano
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753552086
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The original, authentic and bestselling guide to modern calligraphy from Chiara Perano, founder of the pioneering and unparalleled calligraphy studio Lamplighter London. Play with type, get creative with letterforms and fall in love with handwriting again. Taking you letter by letter through the modern calligraphy basics, Nib + Ink includes ... The four essential pieces of equipment and how to use them Mark making drills and shapes A modern calligraphy alphabet with a variation of styles to practise with Guidance on joining letters, spacing and pacing How to create flourishes, finishes and decoration Simple projects from chalkboards and framed quotes to setting an envelope Stationery ideas for weddings, parties and table settings Troubleshooting tips, FAQs, stockists and resources With this beautiful and immersive workbook and journal, discover exciting, creative and interesting ways to personalise your stationery, add a flourish to your correspondence and develop your own unique style of modern calligraphy.

Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book

Author: Grace Song
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612438482
Format: PDF, Docs
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Practice til you’re perfect with expert drills, tips, and exercises! If you want to take your hand lettering to the next level, you need to practice, practice, practice. But merely writing the same letter over and over often leads to repeating the same mistake instead of improving your skill. Packed with expert drills, tips and exercises, Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book provides the smart coaching and blank work space to make your daily practice easier, more efficient and more fun. It’s the ideal way to speed you on your way to creating gorgeous lettering styles. The perfect companion to author Grace Song’s Brush Pen Lettering, this handy workbook features helpful practice pages with guided lines, hints and even specific letter form combinations for many popular words, including: • Congratulations • Greetings • Wedding • Happy Birthday

The Art of Calligraphy in Modern China

Author: Gordon S. Barrass
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520234512
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This is an excellent handbook of contemporary Chinese calligraphy for English-speaking readers. Barrass loves calligraphy and offers much information about the lives and art of many of the finest modern masters of this ancient art. The book fills a big gap in the literature."--Richard Barnhart, coauthor of "Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Author: Imogen Owens
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
ISBN: 9781849499071
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn how to create beautiful, handlettered stationery, art, and other decorations with sophisticated, interactive book full of exquisite sample alphabets, fun exercises, and simple step-by-step projects. From modern calligraphy in ink to hand lettering in chalk on blackboard and brush lettering in paint, discover a variety of ingenious and unique ways to turn words and letters into wonderful projects. Learn to create eyecatching letterforms, embellish with flourishes, free-brush letters on canvas, and digitize your work for printing. Modern Calligraphy Workshop will give you the inspiration as well as the skills to turn your everyday handwriting into artwork.

Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Author: Lisa Engelbrecht
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 161059438X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Calligraphy, the art of elegant, beautiful lettering, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, and even for art journalers and scrapbookers who like creative text in their works, calligraphy books and classes are hot. This new-in-paperback book will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering. The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application. Fully stepped-out illustrations break down each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke and a large collection of gallery images provides further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.