Hand Lettering A to Z: A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

Hand Lettering A to Z: A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

by Abbey Sy
Hand Lettering A to Z: A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

Hand Lettering A to Z: A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

by Abbey Sy


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Create an alphabet all your own with a helping hand from Hand Lettering A to Z and its team of international artists here to help you get started.

Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! Hand lettering not only expresses what you have to say, but also demonstrates the creativity in your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists—Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek—to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages.

You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste. Do you want colorful script full of bombast? Maybe an austere black and white script? Whether you're going for classic or just plain fun, Hand Lettering A to Z has direction for you. So why wait to get creative? Grab some supplies and customize twenty-six letters of your own!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631592829
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 651,310
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Abbey Sy is an artist, author, and designer who loves art and traveling extensively as part of her inspiration-hunting process. She loves documenting her trips through her travel journals, frequently posting her colorful and imaginative journal pages on Instagram. Her curiosity for the world keeps her on her feet, whether it’s studying abroad, taking up an art residency, or traveling for vacation. She is constantly restless and looking forward to the next adventure, and her mantra is Always Be Creating.

Her passion for hand lettering and design is inspired by retro advertising, desaturated hues, and vintage labels. She is the author of The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy (Quarry), Hand Lettering A to Z (Rockport Publishers), and Hand Lettering A to Z Workbook (Rockport Publishers). Abbey is also the founder and creative director of ABC Magazine, a publication for artists, crafters, and makers. Her popular social media platforms include three Instagram accounts and a YouTube channel. She produces her own merchandise and teaches art and hand lettering classes. Abbey lives in Berlin, Germany.

Instagram: @abbeysy, @alwaysbecreating.art, @shopabbeysy
YouTube: Abbey Sy
Website: abbey-sy.com

Table of Contents

Tools & Materials
             The Basics
             Pencils, Brushes, and Paint
             Finding and Filtering Ideas
Fonts and Type Styles
Sans Serif
Letter Evolution
Swash serifs
Lazy serifs
Bone type
Guest artist: Woodpecker  by João Neves
Guest artist: Midwestr by Lisa Lorek
     Sans Serif
Art Deco
Inline and Outline
Nature Story
Guest artist: Bubble Gradient by Tippy Go
Lined script
Freehand brush script
Retro style script
Guest artist: Swish and Flick by Meg Hyland
Custom artworks
Greeting cards
Art journals
Lettering Gallery
Abbey Sy
João Neves
Lisa Lorek
Tippy Go
About the Author
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