Hand Lettering and Contemporary Calligraphy

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Lisa Engelbrecht

Hand Lettering and Contemporary Calligraphy demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting-edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. This guide introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets and sample artworks that show an application. Fully stepped-out illustrations break down each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke. A large collection of gallery images provides further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.

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-hardcover 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.

PRICE: $12.99 / Can$16.99 / £8.99

MEDIUM: Calligraphy & Lettering

FORMAT: Hardback

ISBN: 9780785835257

SIZE: 8.5 in x 10.98in / 215.9mm x 278.89 mm

PUBLISHED: May 8, 2017

Lisa Engelbrecht (Long Beach, CA) is a lettering artist and was an instructor of calligraphy at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, where she instituted a Certificate in Calligraphy. She teaches workshops and classes around the country specializing in lettering on fabric and alternative surfaces, experimental lettering and the creative process.