Who says art has to be delicate and proper? Get angry, get creative, get your sweary soul out and do it beautifully! Please Don’t Do Coke in the Bathroom is your guide to mature (and funny) lettering. Creatively express your irreverent attitude and sarcastic sentiments with beautiful calligraphy and hand lettering! Send an artfully lettered note telling your boss to f*ck off, let a friend know her cat is kind of an a$$hole, or share your true feelings about kale with the help of this laugh-out-loud lettering book for adults. Featuring a crash course in calligraphy and hand lettering the alphabet, this book also includes a selection of removable hand-lettered signs with inappropriate sayings like "Monday is a D*ck," "Your Spirit Animal is an A$$hole," and more. Now you can create your own brazen billboards or hostile stationery, or tell the sh*tty person in your life how you really feel, with delicate swirls and hand-drawn letters gleaned from Please Don't Do Coke in the Bathroom. After all, if you're going to tell someone they suck, it might as well look good when you do it!
|Publisher:||Race Point Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Sami Christianson has a soft demeanor—and a damn dirty sense of humor. In 2009, she graduated from the IDEA program from Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada, with a diploma in graphic design and illustration. Since then, she’s been obsessed with traditional calligraphy and blackletter. To teach herself how to draw beautiful letters, Sami started an Instagram account called @prettybadwords. She hones her lettering skills every day by writing funny irreverent thoughts in gorgeous, ornate lettering and calligraphy. She’s currently working full time as a designer at a design and branding agency while doing a lot of internal work to overcome her crippling fear of peacocks and geese. Sami does not advocate coke use, especially in her bathroom.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
***This book was reviewed for Quarto Publishing via Netgalley Christianson's Don't Do Coke in the Bathroom is a sassy guide to learning hand lettering. Sometimes a cheeky message us the only way to get your point across, and this guide helps you do so in style. There are many different fonts and styles to choose from. Each has tips and tricks for producing the best results when working with that particular font, as well as the best writing implements to use. Included are several pre-made signs that can be fancied up and used right away if you just can't wait to start ‘subtly’ sassing the annoying ones in your life. While funny as hell, this is a fairly short book. I would have liked to have seen less font descript and more practise area for each font. Full alphabet for each would also have been nice. I imagine this is a book more technically useful to someone already familiar with calligraphy, or graphic arts. The pre-made signs are awesome, though. Many would be great transferred to a cross-stitch pattern!