Thursday, 14 June 2018

Book Review: The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy by Abbey Sy

Title: The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering & Calligraphy 
Author: Abbey Sy
Publisher:
Quarto Publishing

Publication Date: 12 June 2018
Pages:
192
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Art & Crafts/Non-Fiction
Source:
ARC via NetGalley




Written by best-selling author and hand letterer Abbey Sy, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques.

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.


The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy is one of several books I have read in this 'complete photo guide' series, and, like the others, it is excellent. The information is beautifully presented, with careful instructions neatly interspersed between helpful illustrations. The book offers a wonderful approach for those new to hand lettering and calligraphy, or those seeking to improve current skills, with useful practice sheets in the back and plenty of examples to follow. The suggested projects are a nice touch to help get you crafting and writing. An excellent resource.

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