A Guide to Hand-lettering

Book - 2001
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In a world where communication is built for speed, the handcrafted letter is a rarity. This timeless craft can set the reader's words apart in a beautiful style that reflects as much care for each letter as for their choice of words. This book offers the chance to learn various calligraphic styles through alphabets, letterforms and small projects. Readers will learn how to choose the best paper, pens, ink and how to practice the basic scripts. Then they'll discover how to embellish their works with wax resist techniques, gilded letters and textured backgrounds. These essential elements are combined to create such distinctive items as: * Personalized correspondence * Greeting cards, invitations and stationery * Memorable keepsakes and scrapbooksMargaret Morgan is an illustrator and calligraphy specialist. Originally trained as a graphic designer she is now a member of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators as well as the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. She regularly holds demonstrations and workshops and accepts public and private commissions. She lives in Buxton, Derbyshire, England.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2001
ISBN: 9781581802184
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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