The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy (Paperback)
The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Letterers and Calligraphers
Quarry Books, 9781589239630, 192pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2018
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.
About the Author
Abbey Sy is an artist and designer whose passion for hand lettering and design is inspired by retro advertising, desaturated hues, and vintage labels. She is the author of Hand Lettering A to Z (Rockport Publishers) and The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy (CPi). Abbey is also the founder and creative director of ABC Magazine, a publication for artists, crafters, and makers; produces her own merchandise; and teaches art and hand lettering classes. She is based in Manila, Philippines.
See more of Abbey’s work on abbey-sy.com, on Instagram and Twitter @abbeysy, on Facebook @artbyabbeysy, and on her YouTube channel Abbey Sy.