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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 contributorsincluding calligraphers, painters, collagists, card makers, fiber artists, and graphic designersgive 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.
Andy Ainger • Francois Begnez • Flora Chang • Barbara Close • Philippe Debongnie • Karyn Denten • Aimee Dolich • Lisa Engelbrecht • Pam Garrison • Stine Kaasa • Rhianna Lederman • Martha Lever • Linda Schneider • Jessica Swift • Madeline Tomkins • Lori Vilegen •
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
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Offers Lots of Creative Stimulation It's been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery, it is also a great way to find inspiration. That's why Jenny Doh's new book is so great. For anyone interested in creative lettering, Ms. Doh's new book offers a lot of different and fun styles to learn from, riff off, and yes even imitate (or at least incorporate into your own style after imitating theirs). I didn't love every one of the artists featured in the book, but I loved or admired enough of them to make this book very worthwhile. Some of my favorites: Jessica Swift, Rhianna Wurman, and Madeline Tompins. Whether you're a new or seasoned illustrator who hasn't done much lettering, you'll helpful information and plenty of examples to stimulate your visual thinking. The first part of the book discusses the language of typography (such as, cap line and baseline). It also takes you through materials and supplies lists for doing the type of lettering projects in the book. I recently received a copy of Sacred Calligraphy of the East for review and would also highly recommend that to anyone interested in Creative Lettering.
This book was just placed in my hands and I am really pleased with this well done book! I'm kind of a calligraphy junkie, although truth be told, I have not put in enough time to call myself good at making letters beautiful myself, but I love the 'trying'! "Creative Lettering" takes you through the basics of course; paper, pens, inks, paints & types of letters, but it goes far beyond the basics with sections written and designed (with accompanying projects and exercises) by some of the biggest names in lettering and calligraphy design today. Featured calligraphers include Andy Ainger, Francois Begnez, Flora Chang, Barbara Close ,Philippe Debongnie, Karyn Denten ,Aimee Dolich, Lisa Engelbrecht , Pam Garrison ,Stine Kaasa, Rhianna Lederman, Martha Lever, Linda Schneider, Jessica Swift ,Madeline Tomkins & Lori Vilegen. I know that this book will become one of my "go to" books for calligraphic inspiration! It will live on the small bookcase that sits right on my design table, ready to pull out for a creative boost anytime that I feel the need! If you are a lettering addled fan or an artist that just needs some added motivation -grab this book now ! It's a bargain!