The centuries-old art of calligraphy has rarely witnessed a more diverse and prolific explosion of new work than in today's hand-lettering revival. Mastering the Art of Calligraphy is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on this traditional craft and its contemporary practice. Brimming with both practical instruction and more than 700 inspirational photos, this is the definitive new guide for both serious calligraphers and budding hand-lettering enthusiasts. Inside are step-by-step instructions accompanied by examples of current work, plus historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, professionals, and hobbyists, this is a tremendously valuable addition to any arts library.
the complete guide to hand lettering
San Francisco, CA :, Chronicle Books,, 2013.
288 pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm
The basics. History and evolution of Western calligraphy ; Tools and materials ; Good practice
Hands. Broad-edged pen alphabets ; Non-traditional alphabets ; Pointed-pen alphabets ; Brush alphabets
Design and decoration. Backgrounds and colors ; Layout and composition ; Illumination
Digital calligraphy. Digitizing hand-drawn lettering ; Creating digital lettering.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-281) and index.