Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists

Creative Lettering: Techniques & Tips from Top Artists

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by Jenny Doh
     
 

Hand-lettering techniques are a popular and visually dynamic way to add textual elements to crafts, from journals to mixed-media art. Sixteen accomplished contributors—including calligraphers, painters, collagists, card makers, fiber artists, and graphic designers—give their personal perspectives on lettering. They all offer their favorite tools, how they… See more details below

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Hand-lettering techniques are a popular and visually dynamic way to add textual elements to crafts, from journals to mixed-media art. Sixteen accomplished contributors—including calligraphers, painters, collagists, card makers, fiber artists, and graphic designers—give their personal perspectives on lettering. They all offer their favorite tools, how they use them, their signature technique with step-by-step instructions and photos, and an alphabet sampler of their own font. Gorgeous gallery images of each contributor's work are also included.

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From the Publisher
“Hand lettering is everywhere and growing more and more in popularity. And Creative Lettering by Jenny Doh, a new release from Lark Crafts, is a great start if you are looking for lettering inspiration. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced illustrator who hasn't delved into lettering, you'll find this book full of good information and lots of visual stimulation.” —Crafty Modern
 
“This book is a wonderful tool for crafters that also depend upon narrative to bring their works to life. Collagists, journalers, and mixed media artists will especially benefit from the knowledge that this book has to offer. Whether you are searching for a new way to add narrative to your craft work, or you are just starting out with hand lettering, Creative Lettering is a wonderful tool to use.” —All Free Holiday Crafts
 
“Artistically creative yet full of solid technique.” —Craft Gossip
 
Library Journal
This unusual guide focuses on hand lettering as a means of visual expression. Distinct from machine- and computer-generated typography, hand lettering has a broad range of creative applications. The book opens with a short technical lesson on lettering, which includes explanations of such terms as ascenders, descenders, and mean lines. The guide then goes on to showcase the unique lettering styles of 16 different artists, each one discussing his or her process and providing a complete alphabet sampler. Readers can use these samples as inspiration to experiment with the exercises provided throughout. VERDICT Artists of all skill levels can enjoy this title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454704003
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
105,948
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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