Modern Calligraphy

Author: Molly Suber Thorpe
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250152459
Release Date: 2017-01-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.

Modern Calligraphy

Author: Molly Suber Thorpe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250016324
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Art

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

Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Author: Lisa Engelbrecht
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781610594387
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Art

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.

Modern Calligraphy

Author: Lucy Edmonds
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409172567
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Beautifully illustrated with a covetable rose gold foil cover, Modern Calligraphy is a step-by-step workbook for those wanting to learn this super trendy form of lettering. Written by Lucy Edmonds, the founder of Quill London, the book will guide readers through the first steps of pointed pen calligraphy, encouraging you to spend an hour a week developing and practicing the new skill. Designed for complete beginners, the book offers tips, tricks and techniques on the materials required and how to use them properly, how to approach the modern calligraphy letterforms, and most importantly explores ways to develop our own modern calligraphy style. You'll learn about inks and how to make your own, brush calligraphy, and what you can do with your new skill - from envelope addressing and event stationery to beautiful dinner party menus and gift tags.

Creative Calligraphy

Author: Kristara Schnippert
Publisher: Annie's Wholesale
ISBN: 9781590124840
Release Date: 2015-12-20
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Calligraphy is a lettering art that anyone can learn with some practice and patience. This book will teach you everything you need to know to get started in modern calligraphy. You’ll learn about the supplies you’ll need such as pen holders, nibs, inks and papers. You’ll master different calligraphy techniques such as holding the pen, dipping the pen into ink, and understanding ink flow and pen pressure. Lettering guide sheets are provided to help you practice the letterforms. A troubleshooting section outlines common issues that every calligrapher deals with and how you can fix them. Once you’ve learned the basics, a photo gallery of projects will inspire you to create your own works of art!

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy

Author: Eleanor Winters
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486409511
Release Date: 2000-05-08
Genre: Art

Practical guide teaches elegant 18th-century writing style. Each letterform demonstrated stroke by stroke with clear explanation. Write quotations, poems, invitations, more. Numerous black-and-white illus. Bibliography.

Simply Calligraphy

Author: Judy Detrick
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9781607748571
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Art

Learning the simple and beautiful art of hand-lettered calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper! Italic is the calligraphy’s most popular alphabet, and this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion. With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time. Includes practice exercises, advice on tools and materials, and project ideas for place cards, invitations, and more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Author: Imogen Owens
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
ISBN: 1849499071
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Art

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.

Calligraphy

Author: Julien Chazal
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811712941
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Art

Everything you need to know to get started: choosing quality tools, understanding the structure of letters, and learning the basic strokes Includes alphabets, from classic Roman letters, to the intricate traditions of the Middle Ages, to the simple, creative styles of today Hundreds of photos of inspiring, beautiful samples How to embellish your calligraphy with decorative dropped capitals, celtic knotwork, scrollwork, flourishes, and more Learn and master the beautiful and varied art of Western calligraphy. This lavishly illustrated guide includes all the information you need to get started in calligraphy as well as techniques for the more advanced artist, including using color, carving lettering in wood and stone, and creating abstract and ornamental calligraphy designs. The 40 alphabets included are drawn from throughout the rich history of Western calligraphy, from elaborate Gothic lettering to the clean lines of modern alphabets. An essential reference for calligraphers of all levels.

Wedding Calligraphy

Author: Laura Hooper
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781631581304
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Art

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.

Learn Calligraphy

Author: Margaret Shepherd
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434595
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Art

In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.

Calligraphy Kit

Author: Arthur Newhall
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 9781600582578
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Art

This complete kit makes it easy to start exploring the exciting art form of calligraphy because it comes with everything a beginning artist needs—from a set of high-quality materials to comprehensive instructions. The lettering book covers the basics—such as pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes—before offering advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets. And every lesson can be accomplished with the array of writing materials provided. The hardcover case includes a 40-page paperback book with corresponding Spanish instruction, a cartridge calligraphy pen, 3 pen nibs, 10 ink cartridges, 3 felt-tip calligraphy markers, calligraphy paper, a guideline sheet, and paper. Warning! This product is intended for use by ages 13 and older and is not intended for use by children.

Calligraphy for Kids

Author: Eleanor Winters
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1402739125
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces the art and technique of calligraphy; provides instructions for writing italic, Gothic, uncial, and Roman alphabets, punctuation, and decorative borders; and suggests projects. Reprint.