Develop your own personal artistic alphabet with Lettering with Purpose and give your writing a new shine. Personalize every aspect of your handwriting and make it your own!Lettering with Purpose is a thoughtful book that will show you how to develop your own artistic alphabet. Whether you’re hoping to personalize greeting cards or just enjoy the art, hand-lettering is an uplifting and compelling craft that anyone can learn. Deepen your understanding of this art form by delving into 100 reflective lettering prompts that spur the imagination. You'll never again ask, "What should I write?" Your journey begins with lettering basics. Lettering with Purpose explains the anatomy of letters and how to pair different lettering styles, and it also includes thorough tutorials on working with a variety of mediums. You’ll be creating striking layouts and compositions in no time. The pages demonstrate lettering styles and techniques step by step and include styles like brush calligraphy, bounce lettering, and more. Also featured are complete alphabet ideas that include reproducible practice pages that can be used to perfect your skills. Once your artistic bones are there, move on to adding embellishments and flourishes! Add pizzazz to your work with frames, laurels and garlands, flowers, swirls, and more. The back of the book contains fully illustrated frames on perforated paper for when you're ready to bring it all together and create your own original masterpieces.
|Publisher:||Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Brittany Luiz is a hand-lettering artist and Social Media & Content Manager for Tombow USA. She is a wife and mother, and aims to infuse positivity into the world through her lettering. Learn more at www.brittanyluiz.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’m always on a search for a way to spice up my writing and this book was really inspirational for that. The author has a lot of great ideas to get the ideas flowing. From what type of writing utensil to use to the writing style itself, it’s all in there. If you have projects coming up that are in need of creative designs, this book is sure to help get you started in the right direction. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
If you’ve spent an inkling of time lately on social media, you’ve likely seen some gorgeous inspirational graphics created by handlettering. As someone who adores a good font, I’ve been jealous of anyone who can create such beautiful graphics without relying on a predefined font. However, what if you didn’t have to scour anymore for that perfect font or gorgeous vector art that gives a graphic just the right embellishment? What if you could create it yourself? In the new book LETTERING WITH PURPOSE, author and artist Brittany Luiz teaches you how to develop your own professional hand-lettering, calligraphy, and brush-lettering techniques. I am now in awe of anyone who can draw such beautiful letters because there is much more to consider than you might initially think. Besides grasping the idea of basic composition, you also have to master the basics of what creates a letter—i.e., ascenders, descenders, crossbars, bowls, etc. If you are wondering what all of that means, you are not alone. Brittany explains it thoroughly in the book, thankfully. I now have even greater respect for people who have taken years to create a perfect font family, even more so for font designers who give their work away for free. If you’ve got a lot of dedication, time, and a little bit of money that you’re willing to spend on supplies, LETTERING WITH PURPOSE will jumpstart you to becoming a professional hand-lettering designer. It provides full-color, step-by-step instructions on how to create the effects shown in the photographs. I really appreciate that it tells you what pens/inks/watercolors/etc you should use to create the same look, leaving no guesswork as the reader develops their own skills. I particularly like that the end of the book gives you 100 project ideas to help get your creative juices flowing so that you don’t allow your newly acquired skills to get rusty. It also provides practice alphabets to mimic until you are confident enough to create your own unique letters. One of the only negatives I have for this book is that the page design seem a little immature with standard top and bottom zig-zag pattern borders (as seen in post header that I snagged from the book; recolored it from original bright pink). Granted, it does leave plenty of room for the photos, but I felt like it made the book look suited more towards a young adult. Also, I didn’t really like that the author recommends a brand of pens made by Tombow, the company she works for since that seems a little bit like mixed interest. It would be better if Luiz spelled that out in the beginning of the book when she’s recommending supplies rather than hiding that fact in her biography. She doesn’t recommend brand name items for sketchbooks, watercolors, etc, I’m assuming because Tombow doesn’t make those items. With that being said, perhaps it would be a great idea if the publisher offered this book packaged up with basic supplies in a bundle! I give this book 4 out of 5 stars using the GoodReads scale! Thanks to Netgalley for giving me this ebook in exchange for an honest review. For the complete review including photos, please visit my blog (Two Cats and a Book): http://sarabethharing.wordpress.com.
What an amazingly fun book! I am so excited to have something like this to help me learn lettering, It is beautifully done with lots of pictures to help you understand exactly what she is saying and teaching. Bright colorful and happy best describes how this book makes me feel. I want to do this! Goes over lots of information from pens, strokes, letter ideas, practicing and lots of easy to follow how to's. Practice sheet are included and so are practice alphabets. This is one of those books you will find yourself reaching for over and over again. Very excited to use the information in this book.