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Calligraphy & Lettering: A Maker's Guide
Calligraphy & Lettering: A Maker
 
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Author : Denise Lach
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
ISBN# : 9780500294307
Pages : 176
Price:INR 1822
 
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Book Description

 Aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about the increasingly popular art of calligraphy and lettering, this practical introduction showcases many fine examples in the V&A s collection, and will give readers a new understanding and appreciation of letterforms. Fifteen beautiful step-by-step projects each take their cue from a different technique or tradition. Detailed instructions lead readers through the essentials of classic calligraphy styles such as Gothic and Italic lettering, on to vintage-inspired signwriting and chalkboard design and even into the elegant, image-led worlds of illuminated capitals and zoomorphic calligraphy.

Designed by leading calligraphy teachers and practitioners, the projects include a handmade booklet, banner, menu, gift tags, a monogram stamp, greetings cards and more. Each project offers tips on how to take steps towards developing one s own designs. This book is packed with inspiration and practical advice to enable anyone to find new creative direction through the timeless arts of calligraphy and hand-lettering.

Table of Contents

Calligraphy & lettering today, Denise Lach Tools & materials Getting started Skeleton letterforms Making a layout Making a finished piece CLASSIC CALLIGRAPHY: Roman capitals Foundational hand Gothic script Italic script CAPITALS & INITIALS: Decorated letters Illuminated letters Embossing & debossing Monograms DECORATION & DISPLAY: Pen flourishes Chalkboard lettering Vintage sign writing Painted lettering Everyday penmanship BEYOND WESTERN CALLIGRAPHY: Japanese calligraphy Zoomorphic calligraphy Glossary; About the makers; Index; Picture credits & acknowledgments

 
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