Creative Lettering and Beyond

Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art
Author: Gabri Joy Kirkendall,Laura Lavender,Julie Manwaring,Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 9781600583971
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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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 and typography through easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters to cursive script, spacing, and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases, and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art. The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced note cards. Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen, coffee mugs, calendars, and more. Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use, as well as work out their artistic ideas. Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering, and more, artists will find a plethora of exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style.

Creative Painting & Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Creating Whimsical Art in Acrylic, Watercolor, Gold Leaf, and More
Author: Alix Adams,Chelsea Foy,Gabri Kirkendall
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 1633220168
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for creating whimsical art in acrylic, watercolour, gold leaf, and more

Hand Lettering for Relaxation

An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art
Author: Amy Latta
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624144810
Category: Art
Page: 208
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A Fun & Inspiring Introduction to the Art of Hand Lettering Hand Lettering for Relaxation is the perfect way to cultivate calmness and joy while creating beautiful works of art. While hand lettering can look intimidating, artist and blogger Amy Latta has a friendly and down-toearth approach that will give you the confidence to draw impressive designs with ease. Learn how to create a lovely brush-lettered look with easy, no-fail faux calligraphy. Then add pretty embellishments such as vines, roses, banners, ribbons, swirls and feathers that take your designs to the next level. You’ll also get a beginner’s guide to real brush lettering, plus fun print fonts and ways to highlight, shadow or emboss your words. With 46 unique workshops, each with a featured motivational design, you will gain enough proficiency to proudly share your lettered art on social media, make personalized gifts and even decorate your home. In this interactive workbook, doodling on the high-quality art paper is highly encouraged! Use it to letter the featured design with the new technique you learned, create your own design or simply enjoy some meditative practice. No matter how you use it, this book is sure to help you relax, enjoy your creative journey and make your life more beautiful wherever you are.

Lettering with Purpose

Creative Techniques and Prompts for Making Meaningful, Inspirational Hand-lettered Art
Author: Brittany Luiz
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
ISBN: 1633223426
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Lettering with Purpose is a beautiful and thoughtful book for anyone interested in developing their own artistic alphabet. Whether you’re hoping to personalize greeting cards, or just enjoy the art, hand lettering is an uplifting and compelling craft to learn. Aspiring artists and lettering enthusiasts will explore and deepen their understanding of this art form by delving into a variety of lettering techniques. You will also enjoy 100 reflective lettering prompts to spur the imagination and help readers answer the question: "What should I write?" Your lettering journey will begin with lettering basics. This intuitive guide includes suggested tools and materials, the anatomy of letters, how to pair different lettering styles, and thorough tutorials on working with a variety of mediums. You’ll be creating striking layouts and compositions in no time. Additionally, artists will find a wide range of lettering styles and techniques demonstrated step by step, including brush calligraphy, bounce lettering, and more, plus complete alphabet ideas that include reproducible practice pages that can be used to perfect their skills. Once your artistic bones are there, move on to adding embellishments and flourishes! Add pizzazz to your work with frames, laurels and garlands, flowers, swirls, and more. To cap it all off, a section of perforated pages at the back of the book contains fully illustrated frames, with blank openings so readers can fill them in with their own inspired lettered designs.

Creative Illustration & Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Transforming Doodled Designs Into Whimsical Artistic Illustrations and Mixed-media Projects
Author: Stephanie Corfee
Publisher: Walter Foster
ISBN: 1600583725
Category: Art
Page: 144
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In Creative Illustration & Beyond, artist Stephanie Corfee offers inspiration, tips, and step-by-step instruction to show doodlers and artists how to turn their whimsical designs into beautiful artistic illustrations.

The Art of Brush Lettering

A Stroke-by-Stroke Guide to the Practice and Techniques of Creative Lettering and Calligraphy
Author: Kelly Klapstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631593552
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Popular Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you’ll be using, and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper. Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes along with drill sheets for practice and improvement. In addition to providing detailed instructions and tracing guides for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, Kelly gives tutorials on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Also included are lowercase and uppercase A to Z exemplars for both large and small brush pens. Drill sheets, tracing guides, worksheets, and exemplars are perforated for easy removal.

Creative Marker Art & Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Projects for Creating Vibrant Artwork in Marker
Author: Lee Foster-Wilson
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
ISBN: 1633223396
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Whether you love to draw snoozing cats, inquisitive horses, watchful birds, patterned landscapes, or stunning sunsets, there’s something for everyone in Creative Marker Art & Beyond. We have ensured that anyone can pick up our innovative and fun lessons. Are you a doodler? Coloring-book graduate? Fine artist? No matter your skill level, you’re sure to love our route through the world of drawing with markers. This great guide kicks off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color pointers. From there, you’ll jump into creative prompts, easy exercises, and step-by-step projects. Creative Marker Art & Beyond will have you trying a new medium and drawing with markers in no time. We also include helpful advice for successfully composing drawings, building and layering colors, shading, and adding pen, not to mention giftable artwork done on a variety of fun, accessible surfaces. Dive into the awesome and dynamic medium that is the marker! Create beautiful nature scenes, patterns, flowers, colorful trees, animals, and more with Creative Marker Art & Beyond.

Hand Lettering A to Z

A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets
Author: Abbey Sy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631592823
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! It expresses what you have to say, and demonstrates your creativity in all your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists--Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek--to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages. You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste: colorful, or black and white, classic or just plain fun. It’s all about getting creative with the twenty-six letters and a little bit of you.

Logo, Font & Lettering Bible


Author: Leslie Cabarga
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581804362
Category: Design
Page: 240
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Put the power to design logos and type in your own hands! Why be a designer who must rely upon preexisting typefaces and clip art when you can become the kind of designer who creates logos, fonts and lettering of your own? Leslie Cabarga, author of the bestselling Designer's Guide to Color Combinations, has created a textbook of type for the experienced graphics professional as well as the beginning student of design. You'll learn how to: Create innovative logo design traditionally and on the computer Develop a discerning eye for quality lettering and logo design Design your own custom-made fonts Build a profitable business as a logo, font and lettering designer It's the most comprehensive treatise on logos, fonts and lettering available! The easy-to-read, fun-to-browse, picture-heavy format makes learning to letter a snap. The Logo, Font & Lettering Bible provides the start-to-finish information you need to succeed in today's competitive design market.

Creative Lettering

Techniques & Tips from Top Artists
Author: Jenny Doh
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781454704003
Category: Art
Page: 143
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Provides step-by-step instructions for lettering from top artists, including advice on the best tools, techniques and tips, and font samples.

Hand-Lettering for Everyone

A Creative Workbook
Author: Cristina Vanko
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399173013
Category: Art
Page: 224
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"In an increasingly digital and impersonal world, hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus, as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design, writing by hand makes the written word immediate and intimate. This beautiful and inviting book serves as an inspiring primer and an interactive workbook. Creative prompts encourage readers to create their own serifs, create lettering from found objects, make a type self-portrait, collage with found type, recreate a favorite book cover with hand-lettering, play with shading and perspective, and more." -- Amazon.com

Lettering & Calligraphy Workbook


Author: Diagram Group
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402741012
Category: Art
Page: 288
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This thorough workbook provides a complete course in calligraphy, from basic alphabets and letterforms to templates, from spacing and layout to complex projects. It’s big, it’s complete, and it’s filled with the most detailed lessons on calligraphy anyone will ever need. A complete overview of the basic tools explains what each pen can do, and how inks and paints can affect the quality of the work. Several tasks are laid out for students to master: They can start with "skeleton letters,” and then gradually try more complex forms, including Rustica, Antique Uncials, and Carolingian. Prepare for a project by understanding line spacing, centering, layout, pasting up, and using color. Then, see how to make giftwrap, fashion handmade greeting cards, design posters, and copy poetry and prose.

Extraordinary Hand Lettering

Creative Lettering Ideas for Celebrations, Events, Decor, & More
Author: Doris Wai
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510721924
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party décor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn the simple tools and tricks of hand lettering essentials—cursive and basic typefaces, creating balance and composition, and how to draw letters, as well as secret tips on what words you should choose to spotlight or shadow. Then, discover the lettering potentials of everyday items by transforming household objects or discarded items, such as old vintage mirrors, jewelry, and furniture, into a customized gift, unique decoration, quirky art piece, or stunning signage—all with the right lettering and choice of pen, pencil, or marker. For all DIY art-and-crafters, homemakers, and small business entrepreneurs, lettering is a versatile and necessary skill that can repurpose the old into something that is new, beautiful, and functional. Finally, draw inspirations from twelve whimsical projects suited for the girlie girl, the sophisticated man, or the modern minimalist. Combine the art of lettering and upcycling crafts to bring beauty into your everyday lifestyle.

The Joy of Lettering

A creative exploration of contemporary hand lettering, typography & illustrated typeface
Author: Gabri Kirkendall,Jaclyn Escalera
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633223264
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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With more than 50 tips, techniques, and lessons for creating beautiful illuminated letters and sophisticated lettering projects, The Joy of Lettering takes hand lettering to a whole new level. Gabri Joy Kirkendall (Creative Lettering & Beyond) and Jaclyn Escalera guide readers through a dynamic exploration of the craft, focusing on typography and illuminated letters and numbers using pencil, ink, and marker in a variety of styles and themes. From there, artists will learn how to create letters using a variety of alternative materials and media, such as watercolor, gouache, and wood. Easily customized DIY projects invite artists to finesse their skills as they learn to letter on different types of surfaces while creating lettered murals, stationery, and signage. Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is a must??have for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.

Creative Lettering and Beyond Art & Stationery Kit

Includes a 40-page Project Book, Chalkboard, Easel, Chalk Pencils, Fine-line Marker, and Blank Note Cards with Envelopes
Author: Gabri Joy Kirkendall,Julie Manwaring,Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn,Laura Lavender
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1633223418
Category: Art
Page: 40
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This beautifully packaged, hardcover case is the perfect kit for any aspiring lettering artist! Get a handle on drawing elegant lettering the kit's 40-page project book, notecards, a slate board and easel, and all the implements any lettering artist would need. We have pulled together the artistic talents of several professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive experience. They will be your guides as you make your journey through a myriad of projects and prompts. Lettering has been steadily building steam as a new and trendy art form. Even if you're completely new to the discipline, with the provided tips, techniques, and materials, you will be completing project after project. In no time, you'll be experimenting with cursive script, getting your feet wet with calligraphy, and embellishing and illuminating hand-lettered artwork, just to name a few. This all-in-one art guide is perfect for the artist in your life. The highly giftable kit brings everything an artist needs for a weekend of artistic fun, or a new skill for a lifetime.

Hand Lettering

Simple & Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More
Author: Marci Donley,DeAnn Singh
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781600594724
Category: Art
Page: 127
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Explains how anyone can use simple tools and materials found in ordinary craft stores, as well as Q-tips, sponges, and other common items, to produce beautiful and graceful calligraphy.

Mastering Hand-Lettering

Your Practical Guide to Creating and Styling the Alphabet
Author: De Leon Mye,Mye Leon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781510729414
Category: Art
Page: 180
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Creative hand lettering and calligraphy are the newest trends in arts and crafts. Many people across the US are turning to these elegant (and sometimes quirky) art forms as a way to relax and de-stress, while simultaneously nourishing their creativity through a fun new outlet. This comprehensive manual covers the spectrum of what creative letterists and calligraphists need to know, and teaches them how to add their own individual touch to letters, cards, signs, chalkboards, reports, signatures, and much more! This book includes: -An introduction to hand lettering -A glossary of terms -Lettering anatomy -Lettering tools -Composition & hierarchy -Hand lettering process -Chalkboard lettering -Lettering examples -How to draw letters -Practice pages, tutorials, & exercises Start learning how to write and letter beautifully today with Mastering Hand Lettering!

Calligraphy Visual Deck Set


Author: Thunder Bay,Thunder Bay Press
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781607107576
Category: Art
Page: 50
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Calligraphy, from the Greek for beautiful writing, is an ancient art. In today's world of emails and text messages, hand lettering offers a way to personalize your messages. Calligraphy: Visual Deck Set has everything you need to begin writing beautiful script, including tools, materials, and instructional cards that cover how to use them to vary pen angles, hand positions, and complete alphabets in a variety of styles. - The perfect set to start exploring the elegant world of calligraphy. - Add an element of class to anything you write by hand. Calligraphy: Visual Deck Set is a lovely way to create pieces of writing that you want to cherish.

Lettering and Alphabets


Author: John Albert Cavanagh
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486200531
Category: Art
Page: 121
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Stresses the practical application of lettering and gives examples of 85 styles