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Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design

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  • Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design

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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.

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This Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Notebook contains 100 lined & grid pages in a variety of formats (grid matrix, standard, and italics) to help perfect your strokes. Designed for all styles of calligraphy and hand lettering, this book is perfect whether you are an expert or just a beginner. The book is printed on a beautifully designed matte cover and contains 60 pound smooth interior stock perfect for lettering practice.

Product Details:

  • Printed on bright white, smooth paper
  • Premium matte cover finish
  • Perfect for all lettering mediums
  • High quality 60 pound paper stock
  • Large format 8.5" x 11.0" (215mm x 280mm) pages

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Calligraphy Made Easy

Calligraphy Made Easy

Published by Penguin 1981

ISBN 039950964X,9780399509643
60 pages

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.

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Welcome to today's Guest Designer, Jane!

Hello I am Jane from Jane's Journal and I am delighted to be here today for the second time this year as the Guest Designer for the new challenge here at Frilly and Funkie. I live in Surrey in the UK and have been a make and do girl all my life. I work part time as an NHS physiotherapist and dabble in all things crafty in my leisure time. I have a garden studio where I can disappear to and get as inky as I like. My main love is all things papercraft and most recently mixed media and using calligraphy in my art journals. For the Stamps Be Gone challenge I decided to make a spell book for my darling granddaughter, Daisy Jane. She is nearly 2 and I wanted to make her something for Halloween which she can keep and add to as she gets older. I also thought that when she is older it could even be a fun Halloween prop for her. I have had a set of eyes in my stash for ages and remembered that in the Disney film Hocus Pocus there is a spell book with an eye on it. so that is how my design started. I tried to tone down the scaryiness a little and made the eye more of a tree elf than anything more frightening. I wanted lots of texture too so that she can touch it. The book started life as a plain £1 hard back notebook and I have a step by step over at my blog if you would like to say how it came together. I would be delighted to see you over there. Thanks so much again for inviting me here today. I'm sure you'll all agree that Jane's spell book it fantastic and Daisy Jane is going to love it. If you would like to be in with the chance to join us as Guest Designer all you need to do is join in with the current challenge ' Stamps Be Gone '.

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Mastering Calligraphy
Mastering Calligraphy


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.


Staedtler 5 Nib Calligraphy Pen Set - Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Bold, Extra Bold Pen Point Type - Black Water Based, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Yellow Ink - Green, Blue, Brown, Gray Barrel - 5 / Set
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Calligraphy pen set offers interchangeable nibs in five different sizes. Included ink cartridges come in seven colors. Use included metal pump with bottled ink. Step-by-step instructional book shows three different styles of calligraphy. Pen set has four marbleized barrel colors and a practice pad with preprinted slant lines. Comes in a metal case.


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Jiang turns book pages with his mouth, and is able to write on the blackboard (exceptionally well) by fastening a piece of chalk to his right arm. He has mastered the art of calligraphy using the same technique. Jiang's story first made headlines two years ...

Meet the men taking up arms to protect the Middle East’s ancient treasures - 09/10/15, via The Spectator

After the Islamists were driven off by French forces, one man, Dramane Maulvi Haidara, showed me a book of Hadiths (sayings of the Prophet Mohammed) which he had managed to save. There were pages of exquisite calligraphy and fraying Moroccan leather covers ...

How to Discover Your Passion in Life - 09/10/15, via Time

What Steve Jobs was passionate about was not computers per se, any more than it was calligraphy or Japanese gardening. It was simplicity. (Joe Pulizzi makes this point in his excellent upcoming book Content Inc.) Jobs made simplicity his obsession and his art.


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