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Modern Calligraphy
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy
Molly Suber Thorpe - 2017-05-30 (first published in 2013)
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Discover how to create your own unique script. Even though the art of calligraphy is centuries old, Molly Suber Thorpe is ready to teach anyone how to find their own unique style.All crafts, from knitting to making home decorations, have undergone a revival of popularity as they offer an escape from our increasingly digital world. They are also opp...
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Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy
A Step-by-Step Manual (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)
Eleanor Winters - 2000-05-08 (first published in 1989)
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Developed by English handwriting masters in the 18th century, copperplate calligraphy is admired for its fluidity and beauty. It is the most popular style for social correspondence, invitations, and other communications requiring an elegant hand. In this practical manual, a noted calligraphy teacher offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for th...
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The Golden Secrets of Lettering
Letter Design from First Sketch to Final Artwork
Martina Flor - 2017-04-18
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The Golden Secrets of Lettering is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering. With easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, plenty of inspirational examples, and hundreds of hand sketches and illustrations, Martina Flor shows readers how to transform their initial lettering concepts and handdrawn sketches into a well-s...
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The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering
Dina Rodriguez - 2017-07-11
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Get creative, express yourself, and add that personal touch with hand lettering! With illustrated step-by-step instructions, The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering shows the complete beginner how to master the art of hand lettering, the composition/design of phrases on the page, and flourishes to embellish the design. It also includes chalk...
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The Calligrapher's Bible
100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them
David Harris - 2003-09-01
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Learn the beautiful and ancient art of calligraphy!Calligraphy is a timeless practice. Whether you want to improve your penmanship, practice calligraphy as a hobby, or create your own hand-lettered art, this informative, gorgeously illustrated calligraphy guide is a go-to for anyone interested in learning the art of hand lettering. A calligraphy ki...
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In Progress
See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector (Hand Lettering Books, Learn to Draw Books, Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners)
Jessica Hische - 2015-09-15
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This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische's sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische's rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks informa...
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Creative Lettering and Beyond
Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art (Creative...and Beyond)
Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring, Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn - 2014-11-03
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Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents, inspirational tips, and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience. After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering an...
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The Art of Calligraphy
A Practical Guide to the Skills and Techniques
David Harris - 1995-05-01
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"...reviews the historic development of western script...Photographs clearly show how to hold and angle the pen in order to re-create 26 different styles of lettering...". -- Library Journal...
Hand Lettering for Relaxation by Amy Latta
Mastering Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe
Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners by Maureen Peters
Chalk Art and Lettering 101 by Amanda Arneill, Shannon Roberts
The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide by Peggy Dean
The ABC of Custom Lettering by Ivan Castro
The Calligrapher's Business Handbook by Molly Suber Thorpe
Lettering with Purpose by Brittany Luiz
Mastering Hand-Lettering by Mye De Leon
Extraordinary Hand Lettering by Doris Wai
Scripts by Steven Heller