Creative Lettering and Beyond

Creative Lettering and Beyond

Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Hand-lettering your Way to Beautiful Works of Art

Book - 2014
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Offers instructions on making hand-lettered arts and crafts along with creative prompts, exercises, and step-by-step projects.

Publisher: Irvine :, Walter Foster,, 2014
ISBN: 9781600583971
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm


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May 25, 2017

Excellent book on the fun and personalized art of hand lettering. A bit of 'how to' and a lot of suggestion and variations, includes how to do set-ups for quotes/sentences and working in water and chalk media. Good general reference book for the beginner.


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