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Creative Lettering and Beyond

Creative Lettering and Beyond
Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art

by Gabri Joy Kirkendall,Laura Lavender,Julie Manwaring,Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn

  • Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
  • Release : 2014-11-03
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781600583971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents, inspirational tips, and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience. After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters to cursive script, spacing, and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases, and quotes into beautiful works of hand-lettered art. The interactive format and step-by-step process offers inspirational instruction for a wide variety of fun projects and gift ideas, including hand-rendered phrases on paper and digitally enhanced note cards. Artists will also discover how to apply lettering to linen, coffee mugs, calendars, and more. Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use, as well as work out their artistic ideas. Covering a variety of styles and types of lettered art, including calligraphy, illustration, chalk lettering, and more, artists will find a plethora of exercises and tips to help them develop their own unique lettering style.

Creative Lettering and Beyond Art & Stationery Kit

Creative Lettering and Beyond Art & Stationery Kit
Includes a 40-page Project Book, Chalkboard, Easel, Chalk Pencils, Fine-line Marker, and Blank Note Cards with Envelopes

by Gabri Joy Kirkendall,Julie Manwaring,Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn,Laura Lavender

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-09
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1633223418
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This beautifully packaged, hardcover case is the perfect kit for any aspiring lettering artist! Get a handle on drawing elegant lettering the kit's 40-page project book, notecards, a slate board and easel, and all the implements any lettering artist would need. We have pulled together the artistic talents of several professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive experience. They will be your guides as you make your journey through a myriad of projects and prompts. Lettering has been steadily building steam as a new and trendy art form. Even if you're completely new to the discipline, with the provided tips, techniques, and materials, you will be completing project after project. In no time, you'll be experimenting with cursive script, getting your feet wet with calligraphy, and embellishing and illuminating hand-lettered artwork, just to name a few. This all-in-one art guide is perfect for the artist in your life. The highly giftable kit brings everything an artist needs for a weekend of artistic fun, or a new skill for a lifetime.

Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy

Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy
A collection of traditional calligraphic hands from history and how to write them

by Laura Lavender

  • Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1633227294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover everything you need to know about historic flourished hands and how to create elegant, modern artwork inspired by traditional calligraphy techniques in this follow-up to the first and best-selling lettering book in Walter Foster’s Creative…and Beyond series. Beginning with an introduction to pointed pen and how to get started with this timeless tool, you’ll find a brief overview of the recommended tools and materials, as well as how to set up your work space. In addition, you will explore essential techniques used throughout the book, learn to hold the pen properly, and find tips for warming up. Talented artist and teacher Laura Lavender introduces you to a wide range of traditional, historic flourished hands and lettering styles, including Copperplate, Spencerian, Italian hand, Bickham script, Victorian embellished capitals, Art Nouveau capitals, Gothic capitals, and more. Each style includes an engaging introduction and history of the hand, an alphabet sampler, step-by-step instructions for creating the letters, and lots of inspirational examples and ideas for using the hand. Throughout the book, you will also find practice templates that can be copied and used time and again to perfect your technique and style. Creative Lettering and Beyond: Timeless Calligraphy is the ideal guide for learning the techniques of traditional lettering styles.

The Joy of Lettering

The Joy of Lettering
A creative exploration of contemporary hand lettering, typography & illustrated typeface

by Gabri Kirkendall,Jaclyn Escalera

  • Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
  • Release : 2016-09-30
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1633223264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With more than 50 tips, techniques, and lessons for creating beautiful illuminated letters and sophisticated lettering projects, The Joy of Lettering takes hand lettering to a whole new level. Gabri Joy Kirkendall (Creative Lettering & Beyond) and Jaclyn Escalera guide readers through a dynamic exploration of the craft, focusing on typography and illuminated letters and numbers using pencil, ink, and marker in a variety of styles and themes. From there, artists will learn how to create letters using a variety of alternative materials and media, such as watercolor, gouache, and wood. Easily customized DIY projects invite artists to finesse their skills as they learn to letter on different types of surfaces while creating lettered murals, stationery, and signage. Packed with creative techniques and easy-to-follow lessons, this all-inclusive resource is a must??have for anyone who wants to learn or grow their expertise in the art of hand lettering.

Creative Lettering

Creative Lettering
Techniques & Tips from Top Artists

by Jenny Doh

  • Publisher : Lark Books
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 9781454704003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides step-by-step instructions for lettering from top artists, including advice on the best tools, techniques and tips, and font samples.

Lettering for Planners

Lettering for Planners
A Step-By-Step Guide to Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy for Bullet Journals and Beyond

by Jillian Reece,Jordan Truster

  • Publisher : Mango
  • Release : 2019-03-15
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781633539259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"If you're ready to start your new journal or improve your planner's overall look, this book is for you. Lettering for planners is a workbook that teaches lettering styles to help you organize and beautify the everyday life that goes into your daily planner. More than just a step-by-step guide for mastering the art of modern calligraphy, Lettering for planners teaches you how to combine it with your artistic style and journaling routines. After learning the basics of lettering, you'll learn how to add style. You'll be guided through concepts of composition that help you perfect lettering in creative ways. By the end, your journals and to-do lists will be more organized, efficient and beautiful!" -- Page [4] of cover.

Creative Painting & Beyond

Creative Painting & Beyond
Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Creating Whimsical Art in Acrylic, Watercolor, Gold Leaf, and More

by Alix Adams,Chelsea Foy,Gabri Kirkendall

  • Publisher : Walter Foster Pub
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1633220168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for creating whimsical art in acrylic, watercolour, gold leaf, and more

Creative Marker Art & Beyond

Creative Marker Art & Beyond
Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Projects for Creating Vibrant Artwork in Marker

by Lee Foster-Wilson

  • Publisher : Walter Foster Jr
  • Release : 2017-09
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1633223396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you love to draw snoozing cats, inquisitive horses, watchful birds, patterned landscapes, or stunning sunsets, there’s something for everyone in Creative Marker Art & Beyond. We have ensured that anyone can pick up our innovative and fun lessons. Are you a doodler? Coloring-book graduate? Fine artist? No matter your skill level, you’re sure to love our route through the world of drawing with markers. This great guide kicks off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color pointers. From there, you’ll jump into creative prompts, easy exercises, and step-by-step projects. Creative Marker Art & Beyond will have you trying a new medium and drawing with markers in no time. We also include helpful advice for successfully composing drawings, building and layering colors, shading, and adding pen, not to mention giftable artwork done on a variety of fun, accessible surfaces. Dive into the awesome and dynamic medium that is the marker! Create beautiful nature scenes, patterns, flowers, colorful trees, animals, and more with Creative Marker Art & Beyond.

The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy
The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Letterers and Calligraphers

by Abbey Sy

  • Publisher : Creative Publishing international
  • Release : 2018-06-12
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1631594850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by best-selling author and hand letterer Abbey Sy, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques. The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional (pointed pen and fountain pen) and modern (including brush markers and chalk), then presents a visual glossary of letterforms, highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets, and demonstrates how to draw letterforms to foster an understanding of how they’re created. The core chapters explore traditional, modern, and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There’s also an introduction to modifying and creating letterforms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets. So whether you’ve never tried lettering before or you’d like to develop your skills and consider all your creative options, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy will guide and inspire you on your lettering journey.

Creative Illustration & Beyond

Creative Illustration & Beyond
Inspiring Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Transforming Doodled Designs Into Whimsical Artistic Illustrations and Mixed-media Projects

by Stephanie Corfee

  • Publisher : Walter Foster
  • Release : 2013-11-15
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1600583725
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Creative Illustration & Beyond, artist Stephanie Corfee offers inspiration, tips, and step-by-step instruction to show doodlers and artists how to turn their whimsical designs into beautiful artistic illustrations.

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering
Create and Develop Your Own Style

by Valerie McKeehan

  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0761187049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Say it with chalk! Learn the art of hand-drawn chalk lettering from an Etsy superstar in a book complete with chalkboards! Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, and add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills, including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake! The book is also a practice space, with three foldout “chalkboards”—the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper.

Hand-Lettering for Everyone

Hand-Lettering for Everyone
A Creative Workbook

by Cristina Vanko

  • Publisher : TarcherPerigee
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0399173013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In an increasingly digital and impersonal world, hand-lettering is more popular than ever. A way to personalize everything from book covers to T-shirts and restaurant menus, as well as a form of self-expression and cutting-edge design, writing by hand makes the written word immediate and intimate. This beautiful and inviting book serves as an inspiring primer and an interactive workbook. Creative prompts encourage readers to create their own serifs, create lettering from found objects, make a type self-portrait, collage with found type, recreate a favorite book cover with hand-lettering, play with shading and perspective, and more." -- Amazon.com

Extraordinary Hand Lettering

Extraordinary Hand Lettering
Creative Lettering Ideas for Celebrations, Events, Decor, & More

by Doris Wai

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-11-07
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1510721924
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party décor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn the simple tools and tricks of hand lettering essentials—cursive and basic typefaces, creating balance and composition, and how to draw letters, as well as secret tips on what words you should choose to spotlight or shadow. Then, discover the lettering potentials of everyday items by transforming household objects or discarded items, such as old vintage mirrors, jewelry, and furniture, into a customized gift, unique decoration, quirky art piece, or stunning signage—all with the right lettering and choice of pen, pencil, or marker. For all DIY art-and-crafters, homemakers, and small business entrepreneurs, lettering is a versatile and necessary skill that can repurpose the old into something that is new, beautiful, and functional. Finally, draw inspirations from twelve whimsical projects suited for the girlie girl, the sophisticated man, or the modern minimalist. Combine the art of lettering and upcycling crafts to bring beauty into your everyday lifestyle.

Express Yourself: A Hand Lettering Workbook for Kids

Express Yourself: A Hand Lettering Workbook for Kids
Create Awesome Quotes the Fun & Easy Way!

by Amy Latta

  • Publisher : Page Street Publishing
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1624146147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Personalize Your School Supplies, Room Décor, Note Cards & More! Decorate your life with fun fonts and beautiful quotes made your way. Amy Latta will show you the basics of hand lettering and beyond. Learn fancy cursive and watercolor lettering. Add adorable details like flowers and animals. In the craft bonus section, you’ll find ideas on how to turn your finished work into fabulous DIY projects. Embellish pillows, notebooks and wall art with your own unique writing. It’s easy to share your art online, and make one-of-a-kind cards and invitations for friends and family. With high-quality art paper and practice space, you can try your new hobby right on these pages. It’s the perfect activity for kids ages 10 and up to do at home, after school or on the go. Once you’ve mastered the quotes in this book, you can change up words or styles to make them your own. Packed with tons of creative ideas and helpful tips, this book will inspire you to create your own art every day.

Creative Doodling & Beyond

Creative Doodling & Beyond
Inspiring exercises, prompts, and projects for turning simple doodles into beautiful works of art

by Stephanie Corfee

  • Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
  • Release : 2011-12-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781600582479
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Who among us doesn’t simply love to doodle—or, at the very least, doodle to pass the time during long meetings or classes? Now you can learn the fine art of doodling while exercising your creativity at the same time. Creative Doodling & Beyond features a fun variety of projects, prompts, exercises, and ideas to get your doodling juices flowing, while also providing inspiration for how to use your doodles creatively. Artists will begin with some warm-up exercises and basic drawing instruction. From there, they’ll embark on creating projects with doodles that get progressively more advanced through the book, starting with a gift tag and ending with elaborate doodling projects on wood and fabric.

The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering

The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering

by Dina Rodriguez

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-07-11
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 146547109X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get creative, express yourself, and add that personal touch with hand lettering! With illustrated step-by-step instructions, The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering shows the complete beginner how to master the art of hand lettering, the composition/design of phrases on the page, and flourishes to embellish the design. It also includes chalk lettering, fun prompts for writing, and 15 projects and gift ideas, ranging from gift tags to a lettered poster to chalk-lettered signs for special events. The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering covers 15 lettering styles-from Black Letter and "melting" to circus and Victorian, as well as serifs and scripts-along with numerous borders, corners, banners, bursts, frames and other accents. Author Bio: Dina Rodriguez is a freelance hand lettering artist. With an educational and professional background in digital arts, design, and marketing, she specializes in commercial illustration and branding for creative businesses. Dina has been hand lettering full time for four years, working with brands such as Invision, GE, American Greetings, and Wacom. She does both traditional ink and chalk lettering, as well as tablet lettering using digital tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Her teaching experience includes giving workshops and talks at universities and creative conferences such as Full Sail University and Creative South. She also teaches hand lettering on her blog for free to over 15,000 students and live streams her process on Twitch three times a week.

100 Days of Lettering

100 Days of Lettering
A Complete Creative Lettering Course

by Jay Roeder

  • Publisher : Lark Books (NC)
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781454710738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When it comes to hand lettering, practice makes perfect! With 100 daily exercises divided into ten sections, this workbook offers a fun way to improve your lettering techniques. Each section focuses on building a skill or exploring a design application, from forming letters to designing motivational quotes. As you work on these beautiful full-color pages, you'll find plenty of inspiration for developing your own unique style.

Hand Lettering A to Z

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

by Abbey Sy

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-04-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1631592823
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! It expresses what you have to say, and demonstrates your creativity in all 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: colorful, or black and white, classic or just plain fun. It’s all about getting creative with the twenty-six letters and a little bit of you.

Hand Lettering 101

Hand Lettering 101
An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering

by Chalkfulloflove,Paige Tate Select

  • Publisher : Paige Tate Select
  • Release : 2016-06-21
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781944515652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the creator of Austin's most exclusive Hand Lettering workshops, comes Hand Lettering 101--the book that brings Sarah's teachings right to your home!

Hand Lettering Art Pack

Hand Lettering Art Pack
A Guide to Modern Lettering, Calligraphy, and Art Techniques-Includes Book and Lined Sketch Pad

by Lisa Engelbrecht

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1631593668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hand lettering is all the rage these days, and we’re here to bring you into this awesome hobby! Jump into the action with this all-in-one package that combines an informational book and companion sketchpad with prompts and sample alphabets to get you started. This guide to modern calligraphy combines traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artistic street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering. The companion sketchbook provides prompts and space to practice. This Hand Lettering Art Pack offers you a fun way to learn and gain expertise in lettering through experimentation and play. There is no right or wrong result, yet, you'll gain new skills and confidence, allowing you to take your work to a new level.