Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Review & GIVEAWAY

Turn letters into art with The Complete Photo Guide To Hand Lettering & Calligraphy by Abbey Sy. Her book is suitable for those new to hand lettering and calligraphy, or those seeking to improve current skills. It covers the basics, traditional calligraphy, modern hand lettering, decorative lettering and digital lettering. See a detailed table of contents below. You get over 30 large practice sheets. There are exercises and creative projects throughout. The author encourages you to read and take notes, learn the terminology, use the practice sheets for application of skills and experiment and have fun. Several Philippines based artists are introduced and share their work. This 192 page paperback was released June 12, 2018 by Publisher: Quarry Books. It's part of the Complete Photo Guide Series: The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert. A Kindle edition is also available. Get your copy below!


Contents

Preface
How to Use This Book

Tools and Materials
Traditional Tools
Modern Tools
Digital Tools
Other Tools for Lettering
Surfaces

Lettering and Primer
Anatomy Lesson
Alphabet Characteristics
Forming Letters
Adding Weight Lines
Connecting Letterforms

Classic Calligraphy
Using Traditional Tools
Using Modern Tools
Italic Calligraphy
Copperplate Calligraphy
Spencerian Calligraphy
Blackletter Calligraphy
Roman Calligraphy
Offhand Flourishes
Project

Modern Hand Lettering
Using Traditional Tools
Using Modern Tools
Basic Script
Adding Bounce
Flourishes
Flowers and Leaves
Projects

Decorative Lettering
Using Liners
Serif
Sans Serif
Letters and Layouts
Creating Illustrations Within Letterforms
Projects

Digital Lettering
Getting Started
Tools
Scanning and Basic Editing
Drawing Letterforms
Creating Special Effects
Adding Dimension
Projects

Practice Sheets
Resources
Glossary
Contributors
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Index

My copy. Product dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11.2 inches (21.6 x 1.7 x 28.4 cm).

Hand Lettering & Calligraphy is available worldwide at Quarry Books, a division of the Quarto Publishing Group USA. Check out their unique catalog at Quarry Books. Quarto has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until February 12, 2019. Canada & the USA only. Good luck!


23 comments:

  1. Patti Payne ChallisTue Jan 29, 12:09:00 PM 2019

    When I was a teenager, I had a calligraphy kit, I never really got the hang of it. I would love to give it another try. ;-)

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  2. Looks like a lot of interesting books, some I'd be interested in are the advanced home wiring one, fairy gardens, and the barn book

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  3. I think 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is a really interesting book to have.

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  4. My grandson loves learning to draw and he would love...Dinosaurs
    Step-by-step instructions for 27 prehistoric creatures

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  5. Another cool Quarto book would be "I Love You Cards"!

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  6. I would love Sewing 101, Revised and UpdatedMaster Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction.

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  7. The I Love Handmade Books also looks interesting.

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  8. I would also be interested in The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook!

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  9. my daughter would like the ultimate slime book

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  10. I missed a Sustainability Forum yesterday because of the storm. No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a book I would love to have and to use.

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  11. I would love the book .. The Book of Seeds

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  12. Being Creative: Be inspired. Unlock your originality

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  13. I would also love the book: The Art of Mindful Baking

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  14. I would love the book Kawaii Doodle Class!! Would be so much fun :D

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  15. I would love the book called Eating Well Everyday

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  16. I'd love to check out "DIY Solar Projects - Updated Edition."

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  17. they have so many wonderful things I'd want... From the prettiest to do list I ever saw (Royal Horticultural Society Desk Jotter) to how to create adorable felt woodland friends (Felt Friends Woodland Critters)

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  18. I would also love to gift Art Lab for Kids.

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  19. I love journaling and making homemade cards and that kind of thing these would be great thank you for sharing and for the opportunity

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  20. Kawaii Doodle Class looks like it would be a lot of fun!

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