16 Artists offer their Signature take on techniques and tolls – and give you a sampler alphabet in an illustrated style.
Whether you are a journaler, mixed media artist, scrap booker, or other type of crafter, hand lettering is a visually dynamic way to add textual elements to your work. This is the only book currently available that features such a varied breadth of lettering artists (listed below) along with their original illustrative-style alphabets. Each of the 16 accomplished contributors gives you insight into their process by providing an explanation of their favourite writing instrument and how they use it, an overview of their signature technique, and an A to Z sampler of their font, from doodled freeform with pencil to light-hearted gothic with dip pen. The artists also provide instructions for fun and unique projects. Offering guidance and inspiration, this book will encourage you to creatively experiment with lettering and develop a style of your own.
Contributing Artists include:
Flora Chang, Jessica Swift, Pam Garrison, François Bégnez, Karyn Denten, Aimee Dolich, Andy Ainger, Linda Schneider, Lori Vliegen, Madeline Tompkins, Seine Kaasa, Lisa Engelbrecht, Philippe Debongnie, Barbara Close, Rhianna Wurman and Martha Lever.
Introduction to the book Jenny Doh, the editor of the book:
Welcome to Creative Lettering! Hand lettering has risen in popularity over the last few years, and it's no secret as to why – it adds panache, and anybody can do it. If you know how to write the alphabet, all you need is a little practice to gain lettering as a useful and beautiful new skill set.
Lettering can elevate any handwritten task, from addressing and penning letter to writing names on gift tags and place cards. Including even one hand-lettered word in a mixed-media piece adds meaning, and lettering adds personality to a creative memory craft or journaling page.
So grab your pen and paper, and prepare to be blown away by all you can do with hand lettering. On behalf of all the artists featured in this book and the team to worked so hard to put it together, l am honoured that you have joined us, as we discover together the joy, beauty, and art of creative lettering.
This is a well produced book containing a lot of great ideas an projects suitable for informal lettering. Each of the 16 artists in allowed 8 pages to discuss the favourite writing instrument, favourite letter, their ‘signature’ alphabet style and various projects and ideas for using this alphabet.
Full of great ideas and a lot of fun for youngsters and those new to calligraphy as well as experience calligraphers.
1st edition, 2013, paperback, 144pp, full colour throughout, 21.5x25cm