Julie Manwaring has long loved the whimsical, rhythmic beauty found in the repeating letterforms and flourishes of calligraphy. Her custom hand-lettering and illustration studio, Flourish & Whim, grew out of this love for letters and passion for art. See more of her work in the brand new Creative Lettering & Beyond.
We love lettering at Walter Foster and we're really excited about Creative Lettering and Beyond coming out in November 2014! From modern calligraphy to illustrated lettering to chalk lettering to lettering crafts, this step-by-step guide to the world of lettering is great for beginners as well as lettering artists.
"I truly believe that everyone has the ability to create beautiful things." ~Jamielyn Nye
Get a taste of the amazing lettering fun coming in Creative Lettering & Beyond, out next week!
If you're looking to try your hand at calligraphy, 100 Things Every Artist Should Know is a wonderful place to start. Consider it an artist's guide to becoming familiar with all mediums and styles, including calligraphy tools and learning to hone impeccable penmanship.
We love that unique and artistic lettering is popping up everywhere: from restaurant chalkboards to clever greeting cards. Lettering with a pointed brush is one of our favorite techniques. Try these tips for ideas for your next piece!
"I'm ambidextrous. I can write just as poorly with either hand." Jarod Kintz
Molly Jacques is the talented artist, illustrator, and teacher behind the beautiful hand lettering projects featured in the recently release Pinterest Perfect. In her Detroit-based studio, Molly crafts artwork for The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Wallstreet Journal, just to name a few. She also regularly blogs and teaches her calligraphy skills to students through various workshops. Basically, Molly does everything and makes it look good.
It's time to say "goodbye" to 2013 and "aloha" to a brand new year with a fresh, blank canvas ahead. I like to think of the turn of year as a great time to revisit goals and set a vision for the things I want to accomplish in the 12 months to come. Art grew to be a big part of my life in 2013, and I'm excited to see how my style and technique evolve in 2014. Tomorrow I'll tell you about how I'm approaching my art resolutions, but today I wanted to throw a little handlettering inspiration your way.
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