Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering
From street signs to chalk boards, hand made cards to wedding invitations, hand lettering is taking the world by storm. With local classes, online blogs and a fabulous range of tools now available, this is an accessible, easy to learn craft that is open to everyone.
This book covers everything you need for starting or improving your hand lettering skills. Starting with an extensive introduction covering the history of writing and calligraphy as well as advice and instructions on tools, equipment, alphabets and practice drills.
There are then 50 creative hand lettering projects, showing with clear step photography how to create beautiful cards, signs, decorations and gifts on a wide range of surfaces, including paper, fabric glass and ceramics.
Author: Lauren Cooper, based in the London Suburb of Bromley, Lauren lives with my fellow designer partner, two year old son and super tiny sausage dog. She is a graphic designer and self-taught calligrapher who has spent the last three years freelancing and perfecting the art of calligraphy. After working on multiple weddings over the past couple of years, she started her company, Oh Wonder, in January 2016 specialising in modern hand lettering and handmade stationery. Lauren also runs courses on the art of modern calligraphy, teaching beginners how to create beautiful letters using a nib and ink.