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Learn Calligraphy

Learn Calligraphy Author Margaret Shepherd
ISBN-10 9780770434595
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 168
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In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, often adorning wedding invitations, diplomas, and commercial signs. Whether it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic style, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Margaret Shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. * Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, paper, and inks, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. * Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. For example, the Roman alphabet works well for short, unpunctuated passages, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication. * Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page. * Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. In Margaret Shepherd's own words, "Calligraphy trains not only your eye and hand, but your mind as well." Learn Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and will help develop a new appreciation for lettering as you discover your creative personality.



Learn Calligraphy

Learn Calligraphy Author Margaret Shepherd
ISBN-10 9780767907323
Release 2001
Pages 167
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Offers step-by-step lessons on the techniques of calligraphy, providing historical information while suggesting advice for choosing alphabets for different messages and selecting the best materials.



Learn Calligraphy

Learn Calligraphy Author Margaret Shepherd
ISBN-10 1435295315
Release 2008-06-05
Pages 167
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Offers step-by-step lessons on the techniques of calligraphy, providing historical information while suggesting advice for choosing alphabets for different messages and selecting the best materials.



Lettering Calligraphy Workbook

Lettering   Calligraphy Workbook Author Diagram Group
ISBN-10 1402741014
Release 2006
Pages 288
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This thorough workbook provides a complete course in calligraphy, from basic alphabets and letterforms to templates, from spacing and layout to complex projects. It’s big, it’s complete, and it’s filled with the most detailed lessons on calligraphy anyone will ever need. A complete overview of the basic tools explains what each pen can do, and how inks and paints can affect the quality of the work. Several tasks are laid out for students to master: They can start with "skeleton letters,” and then gradually try more complex forms, including Rustica, Antique Uncials, and Carolingian. Prepare for a project by understanding line spacing, centering, layout, pasting up, and using color. Then, see how to make giftwrap, fashion handmade greeting cards, design posters, and copy poetry and prose.



Learn World Calligraphy

Learn World Calligraphy Author Margaret Shepherd
ISBN-10 9780823082308
Release 2013-07-03
Pages 192
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Learn World Calligraphy has something for everyone. Whether you want scholarly insight, artistic inspiration, classroom projects, or a theme for your next party, this comprehensive, unparalleled full-color book will guide you on a virtual trip around the globe. Covering nearly all of the world’s writing systems—from African to Arabic, Chinese to Greek, Hebrew to Russian, and beyond—Learn World Calligraphy offers a unique glimpse of scripts worldwide and the calligraphers who write them. Lushly illustrated with gorgeous examples of both historical and modern calligraphic designs, this book is filled with practical instruction for how key aspects of each exotic script can be applied to the English alphabet, generating calligraphic hybrids with a distinctly foreign flair. Like a new cuisine that you can’t wait to cook at home, the scripts you meet in this book are sure to infuse your own calligraphy with the flavor of abroad. Bon voyage!



The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering Author Valerie McKeehan
ISBN-10 9780761187042
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 144
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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 whose work has been featured in magazines and websites from Good Housekeeping to RealSimple.com, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. The book is also a practice space, with three foldout “chalkboards”—the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper. 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, 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!



Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners

Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners Author Maureen Peters
ISBN-10 9780811766104
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 160
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Try your hand at a beautiful, classic and modern style of writing! A basic, how-to book for beginners featuring 5 popular fonts or hands, Italic, Uncial, Foundational, Gothic, and Casual Pointed Pen, shown in step-by-step detail. The author, an experienced teacher of calligraphy, builds the letters, numbers, and punctuation, giving over 300 photos for each style, so beginners can see the strokes, how the pen is held, and how the characters take form. Pens, papers, inks—all the tools are covered along with necessary techniques, so beginners can use this workbook approach to build mastery of a full range of hands—from the oldest, most traditional to contemporary—quickly and confidently.



Calligraphy Made Easy

Calligraphy Made Easy Author Margaret Shepherd
ISBN-10 039950964X
Release 1981
Pages 60
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With Calligraphy Made Easy, you can learn the art of beautiful writing in just 8 easy lessons. You can create unique gifts, stationery, invitations. Margaret Shepherd is a calligraphy teacher and designer, and is the author of numerous books about calligraphy.



Capitals for calligraphy

Capitals for calligraphy Author Margaret Shepherd
ISBN-10 UOM:39015006809308
Release 1981-10
Pages 118
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Shows a variety of modern and traditional decorative capitals, provides suggestions for placing and decorating initials, and describes the types of calligraphic pens available



Calligraphy For Dummies

Calligraphy For Dummies Author Jim Bennett
ISBN-10 9781118051290
Release 2011-02-25
Pages 336
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You’ve always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ? Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time! Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you’ll discover different types of strokes, how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you: All the tools you need to practice the craft Where to get the proper ink and paper How to master several alphabets Different variations to change the look of letters How to mix and match your alphabets How to create a poster, sign, or certificate Ways to design and letter a quotation Common mistakes that can easily be avoided Calligraphy For Dummies also provides tips on how to put your calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money, adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes ten fun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as well as examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With a little practice, you’ll be creating stunning letters and experiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!



Mastering Calligraphy

Mastering Calligraphy Author Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls
ISBN-10 1452101124
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 288
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The centuries-old art of calligraphy has rarely witnessed a more diverse and prolific explosion of new work than in today's hand-lettering revival. Mastering the Art of Calligraphy is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on this traditional craft and its contemporary practice. Brimming with both practical instruction and more than 700 inspirational photos, this is the definitive new guide for both serious calligraphers and budding hand-lettering enthusiasts. Inside are step-by-step instructions accompanied by examples of current work, plus historical information, artist profiles, troubleshooting tips, and an extensive resource section. Perfect for students, artists, professionals, and hobbyists, this is a tremendously valuable addition to any arts library.



Calligraphy in 24 Hours

Calligraphy in 24 Hours Author Veiko Kespersaks
ISBN-10 0764145061
Release 2011
Pages 160
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"... a carefully structured beginner's course. Learn the basic principles behind a range of alphabets, letter-by-letter and stroke-by-stroke, in a series of focused technique-based tutorials..."--P. [4] of cover.



Using Calligraphy

Using Calligraphy Author Margaret Shepherd
ISBN-10 0020819706
Release 1979
Pages 143
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Teaches the student calligrapher how to employ his craft in several useful and decorative projects and describes several alphabet styles and their best applications



Calligraphy for Kids

Calligraphy for Kids Author Eleanor Winters
ISBN-10 1402739125
Release 2007
Pages 128
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Introduces the art and technique of calligraphy; provides instructions for writing italic, Gothic, uncial, and Roman alphabets, punctuation, and decorative borders; and suggests projects. Reprint.



Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy

Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy Author Eleanor Winters
ISBN-10 9780486409511
Release 2000-05-08
Pages 192
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Practical guide teaches elegant 18th-century writing style. Each letterform demonstrated stroke by stroke with clear explanation. Write quotations, poems, invitations, more. Numerous black-and-white illus. Bibliography.



Pen Lettering

Pen Lettering Author Ann Camp
ISBN-10 9780713675405
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 80
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An introduction to formal calligraphy that explains the actions in the stages of learning to use the pen, from the making of letters to spacing words, planning and designing a page, and from there to planning a book. This book is useful for those who wish to become proficient in the craft of pen lettering.



Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Author Lisa Engelbrecht
ISBN-10 9781610594387
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 160
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Calligraphy, the art of elegant, beautiful lettering, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, and even for art journalers and scrapbookers who like creative text in their works, calligraphy books and classes are hot. This new-in-paperback book will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering. The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application. Fully stepped-out illustrations break down each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke and a large collection of gallery images provides further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.