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Calligraphy in 24 Hours

by Veiko Kespersaks
 

Serious beginners who open this book can really learn the ancient art of calligraphy in just 24 one-hour sessions. A carefully structured beginner's course, Calligraphy in 24 Hours starts with basic instruction and progresses through sessions that challenge readers with projects of increasing difficulty. An opening lesson introduces students to the standard

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Serious beginners who open this book can really learn the ancient art of calligraphy in just 24 one-hour sessions. A carefully structured beginner's course, Calligraphy in 24 Hours starts with basic instruction and progresses through sessions that challenge readers with projects of increasing difficulty. An opening lesson introduces students to the standard calligraphy tools--pens, inks, and papers. Tutorials that follow go on to teach the basic strokes for constructing 15 different alphabets, letter-by-letter. Timed exercises are presented to help learners build speed and confidence, and to produce beautifully finished lettering with accuracy and consistency. They will learn how to create professionally designed greeting cards, wall hangings, place settings, wedding invitations, and more. Instructions are complemented with more than 350 how-to color illustrations.

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"A great place to start for readers interested in trying calligraphic writing. Short lessons encourage beginners, and the projects highlight the many different ways calligraphy can be used."
Library Journal
Library Journal
Calligraphy specialist and lettering designer Kespersaks offers 24 one-hour calligraphy lessons, background technical information, and a handful of more ambitious projects. The crash-course approach is a little at odds with this meditative art form, but beginners will appreciate the simple method. This book will appeal to crafty types who want to try making handmade wedding invitations, greeting cards, party place settings, and family trees. Fans of typography, handwriting, and book arts will also enjoy it. For a wider discussion of the subject, consider All About Techniques in Calligraphy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764145063
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,288,063
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Veiko Kespersaks is a prominent Scandinavian lettering designer based in London. His clients include Universal Studios, BBC, ITV, among many others.

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