Creative Lettering – experimental ideas for contemporary lettering by Margaret Morgan
Creative Lettering is an accessible guide to the basics of calligraphy and presents a fresh, accessible approach to lettering, showing how to make attractive patterns with interesting letters. It also includes the use of unusual materials and tools, such as felt tip markers, oil crayons, wax candles and coloured pencils and colour washes.
This is a not-quite-conventional look at lettering for anyone of almost any age, who has a passing interest in letterforms. They may be young or older, newcomers or experienced calligraphers, teachers or artists from other disciplines. The idea is to move away from the more obviously pretty aspects of hobby calligraphy to experiments using principally capital letters as patterns, texture or explosions of colour to give a much more general artistic and creative appeal. It is also about learning the skill of careful observation to see what is actually there in terms of letter shapes, not what you think or assume the shapes to be, learning the rules and then knowing how to bend them to suit your purpose.
About the Author
Margaret Morgan is an experienced professional calligrapher. She is an associate of the Calligraphy and Lettering Society, and the author of three previous books, including B0998 - Illuminated Letters
1st Edition 2009, Pb, 96pp, full colour throughout, 22 x 27.8cm