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by John Stevens

Internationally acclaimed calligrapher John Stevens guides aspiring lettering artists through his process of creating beautiful and contemporary handwritten styles in this 32-page book. Following an introduction to writing instruments, inks, and papers, as well as basic techniques and lessons on the fundamental elements of lettering, John introduces 20 original alphabets, ranging from funky and fun to elegant and embellished. He also offers advice on how readers can add their own touches and create original alphabets. With an alphabet for every occasion and easy-to-follow instructions, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to create stunning handwriting.

Download Special Subjects: Lettering & Word Design (How to Draw & Paint) epub
ISBN: 1600582729
ISBN13: 978-1600582721
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Other Media
Author: John Stevens
Language: English
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing (January 1, 2012)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1868 kb
FB2 size: 1160 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 948
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This book is a great resource for calligraphy lettering. It covers the basic tools (brushes, pens), but what is especially interestng is the sample lettering (i.e. Zenful, Latina, Anime, Beijing, Funk, Cheer, and Kaleidoscope). I've not seen these letterings in any other book. A couple other really neat styles are Manic (like lettering with a shadey hand) and Boing! Regular. I am interested in creative ways to display letters and the Kaleidoscope, with colored inks and block formation, is fun to work with. If you like calligraphy, this is your book!
It's not quite what I expected. It's more of a showcase of what he's done rather than showing you how to do the lettering yourself.
This wasn't what I wanted but I couldn't send it back.
Good but limiting. Not enough samples.
I sent this book to my son and he loved it.