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Instructional Books

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B1638. Brush Lettering / Schulte & Reaves
Brush Lettering. By Eliza Schulte (Holliday) & Marilyn Reaves. 1994 (with some material updated in 2006). 128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper

This complete how-to guide for both chisel edged and pointed brush lettering demonstrates how to use brushes & how to clean and care for them. Model alphabets are provided. Full of examples of brush lettering from a variety of masterful scribes. One of our bestselling titles.




Your Price $29.95

B3160. Hand Lettering / Donley & Singh
Hand Lettering: Simple, Creative Styles for Cards, Scrapbooks & More by Marci Donley & DeAnn Singh. 2009. 128pp. 8.5" x 10". Paper.

Marci Donley, author of Simple Stroke Calligraphy has created, with DeAnn Singh, another exciting lettering book that will help you construct creative letters to enhance your cards, envelopes, journals, and other projects. They present you with a wide range of alphabets, inspired by type, traditional calligraphy, and illustration. These easily executed styles will work with many different subjects and types of artwork, whether for rubber stamping cards & books, making albums, or creating artists books & trading cards. A section teaches you how to make your own styles and modifications.

The authors called upon other professional lettering artists to bring you more than a dozen styles with easy to follow instructions and diagrams. You are treated to the work of Jane Shibata, Susy Ratto, Carol Pallesen, Karin Gable, Sylvia Kowal, Carrie Imai, & Melissa Dinwiddie. The book starts with the basic Roman hand, goes into italic monoline, Whimsy, Draftsman, Bungalow style, brush writing, Clothesline and much more, with samples and suggestions to go along with each style.




Your Price $17.95

B4049. Handmade Type Workshop / Rivers
B4049. Handmade Type Workshop: Tips, Tools & Techniques for Creating Custom Typography by Charlotte Rivers. 2011. 175pp. 7.5"x10.2".

This book covers a wide range of lettering and alphabets: illustrated or hand-drawn; printed, stitched, or cut; ones digitally drawn; three-dimensional ones; and ones that use photography. Profile and gallery spreads alternate with tutorial spreads. There is a lot of fun in the book - letters to delight your eye and to give your ideas to try. The tutorials are an excellent addition.





Your Price $29.95

B2225. Enrich Your Calligraphy / Wilson
Enrich Your Calligraphy
By Diana Hardy Wilson. 1996. 175pp. 7.75"x11.25". Hardcover.

This is not a book about letterforms but about how to go about creating calligraphic pieces. Further, unlike many recent calligraphy books, this book is generous with the text rather than being a printed slide show with captions. Wilson explains how to be a maker of calligraphic work with both practical and philosophical discussions about design, creativity, and the actual production.




Your Price $29.99

B4117. Get Lettering: How to get Creative with Type
B4117. Get Lettering: How to get Creative with Type by Rian Hughes. 96pp. 10"x8.5". Paperback.

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Explore your creative side with the cool tasks in this book! Rian Hughes will show you how to:
Make words look like their meanings.
Use serifs to give your words 'funny feet'
Create a maze made from letters
Draw fancy initials and monograms
Design logos
And much more... so Get Lettering!




Your Price $19.99

B3984. Scrapbooker's Alphabets / Booth
B3984. Scrapbooker’s Alphabets: Inspiration and Instruction for 50 Fabulous Decorative Alphabets by Ruth Booth. 128pp. 8.75"x 8.75". Paper

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Ignore the title - these are great alphabets. Ruth sorts her alphabets into categories: "romantic," playful," and "classic"; they range from very easy to demanding. Instructions are simple, thorough, & well laid-out. Her exemplars of classic Italic, Roman & Uncial are excellent. Highly recommended.




Your Price $21.99

B4239. Handwriting Manual / Fairbank
B4239. A Handwriting Manual by Alfred Fairbank. 2018. 144pp. 4.5"x8". Paper.

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

This classic introduction presents the fundamentals behind every aspect of the art of penmanship, from the necessary equipment to the best techniques. Many pages of demonstration scripts provide helpful accompaniment to the clear instructions. Written by an expert calligrapher whose books were widely used in schools, this volume offers an essential guide to those who practice or teach lettering and graphic design.



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B4279. Creative Lettering Companion /Doh
B4279. Creative Lettering Companion: More than 40 Imaginative & Inventive Prompts by Jenny Doh. 2018. 128pp. 8.5"x10". Paper

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Make your lettering more creative using the more than 40 lively exercises that explore novel techniques and unconventional materials in this colorful and quirky workbook! Whether it's writing with unusual materials (like coffee), working with strips of paper, painting watercolor clouds to outline your letters, or using masking tape to form designs, the interactive prompts will expand your creative horizons. Throughout, you’ll find plenty of practice pages for experimenting, inspiration, and helpful tips.




Your Price $19.95

B3859G. Getty-Dubay IHS Book G (6th Grade)
Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series, Book G: Basic & Cursive Italic (Sixth Grade). 64pp. 11"x8.5". Paper

The final book in the series contains practice paragraphs acquainting the student with a brief history of the origins of our letters, from cave paintings to copperplate. Rich in meaningful instruction. Last few pages are reserved for experimentation with edged pens. Detailed illustrations. Letter height 9, 5, & 4 mm.

Part of a graded series (K-6) of instructional workbooks for handwriting. This modern handwriting system is based on the italic letterform and is suited to rapid and legible writing. Unlike the traditionally taught ball & stick / looped cursive program, italic builds on learned concepts, and letterforms remain the same from basic to cursive. The abrupt change from ball-and-stick printing to very different looped cursive is avoided.

Getty-Dubay, Getty Dubay.




Your Price $11.75

B4146. Calligraphy: A Comprehensive Guide to Beautiful Lettering
B4146. Calligraphy: A Comprehensive Guide to Beautiful Lettering by Jane Sullivan. 2016. 120pp. 8.25"x11". Hardcover

**Discontinued with Limited Stock**

Discover the timeless art of beautiful writing! This introduction to creating calligraphy combines beginner-friendly clarity with thorough guidance and gorgeous examples. Introduces nine major calligraphic styles, with detailed diagrams and tips for writing each letter. Sub-sections include histories of each alphabet, step-by-step tutorials for embellishing your calligraphy, and ways to showcase your elegant lettering. Full color photographs and illustrations throughout.




Your Price $19.99

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