In a world saturated by computer-generated fonts, more and more artists and crafters are turning to the organic art of hand lettering. The Art of Calligraphy & Lettering offers a broad scope of instruction, starting with basic calligraphic alphabets and moving to unique modern characters. Creative step-by-step demonstrations introduce you to illumination and word art, while inspirational projects teach you how to incorporate your new calligraphy and lettering skills into a variety of hand written alphabets—perfect for creating your own cards, signs, letter art, and more. From adding decorative flourishes and borders to working with color and laying out designs, this book will give you the tools you need to begin creating beautiful hand lettering!
• Learn how to create beautiful hand-written letters and alphabets with in-depth instruction on both calligraphy and lettering styles
• Discover techniques specific to setting up guidelines, spacing letters, laying out word designs, and creating exciting strokes with both calligraphy pens and brushes
• Follow along with step-by-step illumination and color projects that will teach you how to enhance your lettering art