The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy By Abbey Sy is the ultimate reference for lettering and calligraphy!
I love how simply this book breaks down how to hand letter and create beautiful calligraphy.
Handwriting seems to be a dying art. Many schools no longer teach or encourage cursive writing. I think penmanship and lettering is important and a necessary art form.
I purchases some supplies to get started:
The lovely color pages make it look easy and completely possible so even I can create lovely letters.
- Tools and Materials
- Lettering Primer
- Classic Calligraphy
- Modern Hand Lettering
- Decorative Lettering
- Digital Lettering
I love the information about styles and forming letters.
Illustrations remind me of illuminated manuscripts.
Flourishes make it fancy.
Step-by-step projects make great gifts!
Digital lettering is ever so popular now.
Super useful practice sheets at the end!
My kids and I look forward to learning calligraphy and practicing our lettering and making fun projects.
The essential reference for novice and expert letterers and calligraphers!
The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional (pointed pen and fountain pen) and modern (including brush markers and chalk), then presents a visual glossary of letterforms, highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets, and demonstrates how to draw letterforms to foster an understanding of how they’re created. The core chapters explore traditional, modern, and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There’s also an introduction to modifying and creating letterforms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets.
Instructions on this classic art form that crafters and creatives in a variety of mediums can also engage in.
An easy introduction for complete beginners as well as a comprehensive survey of styles, mediums, and applications.
About the Author:
An expert guide in author Abbey Sy, who inspires and instructs over 100,000 followers on her Instagram page.
Abbey Sy is an artist and designer whose passion for hand lettering and design is inspired by retro advertising, desaturated hues, and vintage labels. She is the author of the bestselling Hand Lettering A to Z (Rockport Publishers). Abbey is also the founder and creative director of ABC Magazine, a publication for artists, crafters, and makers; produces her own merchandise; and teaches art and hand lettering classes. She is based in Manila, Philippines.
Buy the Book:
The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy by Abbey Sy
$22.99 US · $29.99 CAN · 192 pages · Paperback
Creative Publishing International, an imprint of The Quarto Group