Learn Calligraphy

Learn Calligraphy
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Author: Margaret Shepherd
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780770434595
Release: 2013-08-21
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Learn Calligraphy

Learn Calligraphy
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Author: Margaret Shepherd
Pages: 167
ISBN: 9780767907323
Release: 2001
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers step-by-step lessons on the techniques of calligraphy, providing historical information while suggesting advice for choosing alphabets for different messages and selecting the best materials.

Learn World Calligraphy

Learn World Calligraphy
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Author: Margaret Shepherd
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780823082308
Release: 2013-07-03
Editor: Watson-Guptill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn World Calligraphy has something for everyone. Whether you want scholarly insight, artistic inspiration, classroom projects, or a theme for your next party, this comprehensive, unparalleled full-color book will guide you on a virtual trip around the globe. Covering nearly all of the world’s writing systems—from African to Arabic, Chinese to Greek, Hebrew to Russian, and beyond—Learn World Calligraphy offers a unique glimpse of scripts worldwide and the calligraphers who write them. Lushly illustrated with gorgeous examples of both historical and modern calligraphic designs, this book is filled with practical instruction for how key aspects of each exotic script can be applied to the English alphabet, generating calligraphic hybrids with a distinctly foreign flair. Like a new cuisine that you can’t wait to cook at home, the scripts you meet in this book are sure to infuse your own calligraphy with the flavor of abroad. Bon voyage!

Mastering Modern Calligraphy

Mastering Modern Calligraphy
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Author: Molly Suber Thorpe
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250271600
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The perfect companion for pointed pen and digital calligraphers alike, with more than 2,700 letterforms and ligatures, stroke drills, warm-up exercises, flourishes, and simple words and phrases. This beautiful, in-depth guide to modern calligraphy emphasizes experimentation and fun, rather than rigid uniformity. With targeted exercises and lessons aimed at pushing you out of your calligraphy comfort zone, Mastering Modern Calligraphy will not only help you master tricks of the trade, but develop your very own modern calligraphy style, too.

Calligraphy in Ten Easy Lessons

Calligraphy in Ten Easy Lessons
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Author: Eleanor Winters,Laurie E. Lico,Laurie Lico Albanese
Pages: 114
ISBN: 0486418049
Release: 2002-12-26
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Absolute beginners can learn how to get started on the basic Italic hand in this practical guide. Detailed discussions cover spacing and connecting letters; forming words and sentences; drawing "swash" capitals; changing nibs; using color; making corrections; waterproofing; addressing envelopes, making invitations, and stationery, and transcribing special texts. Numerous black-and-white illustrations.

Lettering and Modern Calligraphy

Lettering and Modern Calligraphy
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Author: Paper Peony Press
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1948209004
Release: 2017-10-27
Editor: Unknown

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Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy
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Author: Eleanor Winters
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780486409511
Release: 2000-05-08
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Lettering for Planners

Lettering for Planners
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Author: Jillian Reece
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781633539266
Release: 2019-03-15
Editor: Mango Media Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 Best Seller in Calligraphy - An Easy Guide to Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Fans of Creative Lettering and Beyond and The Complete Book of Lettering will love Lettering for Planners Calligraphy for your journal aesthetic: Beautiful "bullet journals" are popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest. The joys of decorating the pages with drawings and lettering are many. If you want to start your own bullet journal or if you want to improve your journal aesthetic, this book is for you. This book is an informational workbook that teaches lettering styles to help people organize and beautify everyday life. Easily learn lettering: Learn from a step-by-step guide to creating a basic hand-lettered alphabet for beginners. Then learn five additional alphabet examples in various styles, explore letter variations and choose your favorites that best fit your style. Hand lettering workbook: You’ll learn how to build words using common word examples like days of the week, months of the year, and other words commonly found in planners. After learning the script styles, you’ll learn concepts of composition by teaching how to mix and match styles of lettering in creative ways. Learn all the components of lettering: You’ll also learn some key “don’ts” of lettering to avoid. Then there will be step-by-step instructions on how to draw decorations to embellish lettering including shadows, borders, banners, and flourishes. Readers will learn: Five lowercase and capital stylistic alphabets How to find their own lettering style What not to do when lettering Lettering composition, shading, and flourishes Create fabulous, share worthy calligraphy and lettering

Hand Lettering for Beginners

Hand Lettering for Beginners
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Author: Sarah Ensign
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780744041477
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn to hand letter using simple, creative techniques, practice worksheets, and beautiful fonts that anyone can learn! Have you ever wanted to learn how to hand letter, but didn't know where to start? Author Sarah Ensign will teach you how using simple, fun techniques. You'll learn how to use a brush pen, create basic strokes, and connect letters. Once you've honed your basic lettering skills, you'll learn how to draw fonts and compose quotes to create your own unique projects. Your creativity will soar as you learn this beautiful craft from one of the best teachers on YouTube! Here's what you'll find inside: Beautiful, full-color photography and hands-on lettering worksheets that you can trace or letter on directly Step-by-step tutorials for creating faux calligraphy, brush pen lettering, bounce lettering, and more Complete alphabet worksheets for six beautiful font styles, along with fun lettering projects that will inspire your creativity Beautiful, full-color photography, and high-quality, hardcover spiral binding that makes it easy to trace the worksheets or letter directly in the book Practical tips for choosing and using pens, laying out quotes, handling tricky connections, and moving beyond the basics to create your own unique fonts

Modern Calligraphy

Modern Calligraphy
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Author: Molly Suber Thorpe
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781250152459
Release: 2017-01-16
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A perfect gift for anyone who wants to learn the "write" way to craft calligraphy. 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 wedding invitation designer and calligrapher based in Los Angeles, works closely with her international clients to give them the distinctive products they're looking for. In Modern Calligraphy, 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.

Calligraphy for Kids

Calligraphy for Kids
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Author: Eleanor Winters
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1402739125
Release: 2007
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Calligraphy Kit

Calligraphy Kit
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Author: Arthur Newhall,Eugene Metcalf
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781600582578
Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: Walter Foster Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Beginners

Calligraphy for Beginners
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Author: Charlotte Pearce
Pages: 34
ISBN: 151148652X
Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Calligraphy is a long lost art, derived from the 2 Greek words "Kallos" and "Graphe" translating to "Beautiful Writing". In this book I'm going to teach you in simple terms how to learn and master the art of calligraphy - covering everything from your writing tools to moving forward after you've got it mastered! Calligraphy will never die! Here's A Preview Of What You'll Learn...*What You Need To Know About Calligraphy*Preparing Your Writing Tools For Success*Improving Your Stroke For Perfect Calligraphy*Learning How To ACTUALLY Do Calligraphy*Calligraphic Characters Explained*Moving Forward With Your Newfound Calligraphy Skills*BONUS - Future Books For Free!*And Much, Much, More!Purchase Your Copy Right Now

Persian Calligraphy

Persian Calligraphy
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Author: Mahdiyeh Meidani
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9780429559075
Release: 2019-09-20
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is an exploratory adventure to defamiliarize calligraphy, especially Persian Nastaliq calligraphic letterforms, and to look beyond the tradition that has always considered calligraphy as pursuant to and subordinate to linguistic practices. Calligraphy can be considered a visual communicative system with different means of meaning-making or as a medium through which meaning is made and expression is conveyed via a complex grammar. This study looks at calligraphy as a systematic means in the field of visual communication, rather than as a one-dimensional and ad hoc means of providing visual beauty and aesthetic enjoyment. Revolving around different insights of multimodal social semiotics, the volume relies on the findings of a corpus study of Persian Nastaliq calligraphy. The research emphasizes the way in which letterforms, regardless of conventions in language, are applied as graphically meaningful forms that convey individual distinct meanings. This volume on Persian Nastaliq calligraphy will be inspirational to visual artists, designers, calligraphers, writers, linguists, and visual communicators. With an introduction to social semiotics, this work will be of interest to students and scholars interested in visual arts, media and communication, and semiotics.

Learn to Write Arabic Calligraphy

Learn to Write Arabic Calligraphy
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Author: Omar Uddin
Pages: 159
ISBN: 0993614507
Release: 2013
Editor: Omar Uddin Calligraphy

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

""Anyone learning on their own can benefit immensely from this book as it contains exercises to build core competencies that are needed and then moves on to letter formation and then to the connecting of groups of letters. It's the only book of it's kind that I've been able to find that's written in english!"" - Omar Khan, sotne.com ""This book is a hidden treasure compared to all the other books out there for calligraphy enthusiast who are looking for a comprehensive guide to arabic calligraphy in english. The author does a great job in breaking down the techniques, guides you with traditional information and is not afraid to use modern methodology when needed to help the student. With a short intro to history, and detail of breaking down the strokes with color codes, this book is really helpful. I highly recommend this book." "- Aisha Changezi This 160 page book is a beginner's guide to learning Arabic calligraphy. Apart from the many pages of pure content on the scripting art, the book covers several intangible issues and roadblocks faced by starters and provides ways of overcoming them. Recommended practice routines and tips on staying determined are highlighted to provide help to the beginner. The book begins its journey by reviewing the astounding roots and evolution of the Arabic script and how the scripts in use today emerged over time. Using a staggered approach, the book begins from the absolute basics - the inidivdual letters. The book does not end at instructions on scripting paired letters and full words, but actually leads students into creating full-blown masterpieces.

Dot Journaling A Practical Guide

Dot Journaling   A Practical Guide
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Author: Rachel Wilkerson Miller
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781615194278
Release: 2017-07-31
Editor: The Experiment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Organize your life, record what matters, and get stuff done! What the heck is a dot journal? It’s a planner, to-do list, and diary for every aspect of your life: work, home, relationships, hobbies, everything. Early adopter Rachel Wilkerson Miller explains how to make a dot journal work for you—whether you find the picture-perfect examples on Pinterest inspiring or, well, intimidating. You decide how simple or elaborate your journal will be, and what goes in there: Lists of your to-dos, to-don’ts, and more Symbols that will make those lists efficient and effective Spreads to plan your day, week, month, or year Trackers for your habits and goals (think health, money, travel) Accouterments such as washi tape, book darts, and more!

The Art of Calligraphy

The Art of Calligraphy
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Author: David Harris
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0756613043
Release: 2005-05-24
Editor: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces the history of Western calligraphy, demonstrates various scripts, and shows manuscripts and inscriptions from the past

Modern Calligraphy

Modern Calligraphy
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Author: Kestrel Montes
Pages: 166
ISBN: 1732750505
Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Inkmethis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn the art of dip pen calligraphy! Kestrel shares all the tips she wishes she had known when starting! Modern Calligraphy is the perfect book for those who want to dive into the world of gorgeous modern calligraphy lettering. A beautiful book packed with color images, helpful information, and tons and tons of practice pages!

Shodo

Shodo
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Author: Shozo Sato
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781462911882
Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Tuttle Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this beautiful and extraordinary zen calligraphy book, Shozo Sato, an internationally recognized master of traditional Zen arts, teaches the art of Japanese calligraphy through the power and wisdom of Zen poetry. Single-line Zen Buddhist koan aphorisms, or zengo, are one of the most common subjects for the traditional Japanese brush calligraphy known as shodo. Regarded as one of the key disciplines in fostering the focused, meditative state of mind so essential to Zen, shodo calligraphy is practiced regularly by all students of Zen Buddhism in Japan. After providing a brief history of Japanese calligraphy and its close relationship with the teachings of Zen Buddhism, Sato explains the basic supplies and fundamental brushstroke skills that you'll need. He goes on to present thirty zengo, each featuring: An example by a skilled Zen monk or master calligrapher An explanation of the individual characters and the Zen koan as a whole Step-by-step instructions on how to paint the phrase in a number of styles (Kaisho, Gyosho, Sosho) A stunning volume on the intersection of Japanese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist thought, Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy guides beginning and advanced students alike to a deeper understanding of the unique brush painting art form of shodo calligraphy. Shodo calligraphy topics include: The Art of Kanji The Four Treasures of Shodo Ideogram Zengo Students of Shodo

The Ultimate Guide to Modern Calligraphy Hand Lettering for Beginners

The Ultimate Guide to Modern Calligraphy   Hand Lettering for Beginners
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Author: June & Lucy
Pages: 108
ISBN: 1646081498
Release: 2019-08-12
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hello there crafty friends of mine! I’m Kristin - mama to the most incredible little human around, graphic designer, hand letterer, and creator of June & Lucy. I love the 4 C’s in my life: cats, coffee, couches, and cooking, and as you can tell from my Instagram captions, I think I am much funnier than I probably am. My goal with this book is to help you avoid the countless months of research, trial and error, and mistakes that I made along the way, by giving you a straight forward, easy to understand explanation of the process behind hand lettering so that you can start your lettering journey with a strong foundation.