The Calligrapher s Business Handbook

Author: Molly Suber Thorpe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545300497
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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!

Modern Calligraphy

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

The Calligrapher s Handbook

Author: Heather Child
ISBN: 9780800811983
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to the craft of calligraphy discusses the various writing instruments, pigments, and surfaces, surveys formal scripts, and explains handwriting techniques

Wedding Calligraphy

Author: Laura Hooper
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1631581309
Format: PDF, ePub
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Add a Personal Touch to Your Special Day Calligraphy is a visual art form that gives handwriting and lettering an ornate and elegant twist. In a day and age when technology and rigid type have run rampant, calligraphy has become an exceedingly popular way to add character, personality, and individuality to even the most formal of affairs. Whether it’s done on stationery, chalkboards, signs, or whatever medium you prefer, this decorative practice is sure to spruce up any celebration. It’s also perfect for invitations and thank-you notes! Although primarily intended for weddings, the lessons learned from this book can be applied to nearly any type of exquisite gathering—proms, bachelorette parties, work functions, barbecues, engagements, showers, receptions, and much more! In addition to the beautiful color photographs that dress the pages throughout, the book features step-by-step DIY project tutorials, sample alphabets and exemplars, tips and techniques for the art of pointed pen, and an introduction to art of calligraphy as it relates to wedding celebrations. Wedding Calligraphy is the go-to guide for aspiring calligraphers and avid professionals alike. Whether you’re interested in making calligraphy and/or lettering a career for yourself, saving some money on your special day, or simply looking to find a new and relaxing hobby, this book is the perfect match.

The Wedding Invitation Handbook

Author: Julie Holcomb
ISBN: 9780764356100
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many engaged couples want their invitations to reflect top-quality artisan style rather than a mass-produced design. This thorough guide covers all you need to know to ensure your invitations are creatively perfect. It will also prove invaluable for specialty artisan printers who produce work for nuptials. All the elements of wedding stationery are covered here, including the invitation, envelopes, reception cards, ceremony cards, reply cards, and more. Guidance on wording, envelope addresses, design, and printing allows you to confidently make correct choices. Examples include wording for every type of observance, whether it be a traditional, blended, or same-sex marriage, or a non-religious or commitment ceremony. This is a key reference for anyone planning their union, as well as small letterpress printers, calligraphers, and others who offer similar handmade invitations.

The Calligrapher

Author: Edward Docx
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618343973
Format: PDF, ePub
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After meeting the enigmatic Madeleine, Jasper, a London calligrapher and notorious seducer, finds himself falling in love for the first time and discovers in the poems of John Donne, which he has been transcribing, the meaning of love and life.

An Italic Calligraphy Handbook

Author: Caroline Joy Adams
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486168891
Format: PDF
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Updated version of the classic Renaissance manuals makes writing the Italic style as simple as possible. Helpful features include numerous illustrations, tables, and graphs; inspiring examples from renowned calligraphers.

Handbook of type and lettering

Author: Hildegard Korger
Publisher: Design Pr
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introduces the basic elements of design, looks at the history of lettering, suggests exercises for working with type, and discusses typeography, calligraphy, and the use of lettering in applied graphic arts

Incorporating Modern Flourishes Into Your Lettering

ISBN: 9780998909905
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Embark on the next chapter of your lettering journey in modern calligraphy. Flourishing is the art of embellishing your calligraphic letterforms with loops, swoops, turns, and letter extensions. This guide and workbook contain a few rules I try to adhere to, common ways I like to flourish certain letters of the alphabet, and examples of how I like to evaluate my flourished lettering pieces. This book is broken up into two main sections'the guide portion and the flourished alphabet tracing worksheets. If you are struggling with incorporating modern flourishing into your lettering, this guide will give you a solid foundation for not only flourishing letters, but connecting words with flourishes, and learning how to evaluate your work.