Lettering & Word Design
By John Stevens
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600582721, 32pp.)
Publication Date: January 2012
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Internationally acclaimed calligrapher John Stevens guides aspiring lettering artists through his process of creating beautiful and contemporary handwritten styles in this 32-page book. Following an introduction to writing instruments, inks, and papers, as well as basic techniques and lessons on the fundamental elements of lettering, John introduces 20 original alphabets, ranging from funky and fun to elegant and embellished. He also offers advice on how readers can add their own touches and create original alphabets. With an alphabet for every occasion and easy-to-follow instructions, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to create stunning handwriting.
John Stevens is an internationally known calligrapher, designer, and lettering artist with 30 years of experience. An art major and former musician, he found his true calling when he was introduced to lettering while apprenticing in a sign shop. John's prestigious client list includes Rolling Stone, TIME, Reader's Digest, and Newsweek magazines; Pepsi; Atlantic Records; HBO; Lucasfilms; IBM; Disney; and many others.