The Art of Whimsical Lettering

The Art of Whimsical Lettering

by Joanne Sharpe
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The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe

A "font" of information on lettering styles!

The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork–whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text.

After an overview of Joanne's favorite tools and surfaces, take a peek into Joanne's personal lettering journal to discover how you too can collect inspiration, hone your lettering skills, and tap into your natural creativity. Joanne then demonstrates twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools. She provides you with fifteen basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts, and doodle art, among other styles. Joanne also teaches you how to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself, merging text into illustration, or ornamenting words with decorative drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620335178
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 03/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 430,053
File size: 88 MB
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About the Author

Joanne Sharpe is a colorful mixed-media artist and enthusiastic teacher with a passion for art journaling, lettering, doodling, and illustration. Joanne's playful art has been featured in the popular publications Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, Somerset Art Journaling, and more. She was also featured in the Art Journaling Exposed eMag and has a DVD called Artful Lettering. Joanne resides in Rochester, New York.

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The Art of Whimsical Lettering 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
KGnagy More than 1 year ago
This is a WONDERFUL book. For anyone trying to add a little creativity or flair to your art journaling, scrapbooking, cardmaking or whatever, This book is FULL of inspiration. It is a feast for the eyes just flipping the pages. Love your work Joanne Sharpe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book to start learning lettering, clear, concise instructions and lots of great ideas!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the simplicity of using this book. The tools are explained and the samplings of work encourage you to try. Although I am not good yet, I'm getting better with each attempt.
InNaMin More than 1 year ago
The was the book I have been looking for and have found it. It is very instructional and encouraging to anyone who is interested in everything from freestyle, calligraphy, and hand letter writing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A++++
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