About This Project

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.

Contributors for specific chapters: Fozzy Castro-Dayrit, Jelvin Base, AJ Tabino, Risa Rodil, Geli Balcruz, Christine Herrin

Available at Amazon and bookstores worldwide

Published by CPi


Creative Publishing international (CPi) is a go-to reference for crafters on core techniques, project instruction, and design inspiration. It focuses on soft crafts and places an emphasis on sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, beading, and textile arts. CPi offers instruction and patterns for crafters wanting to apply specific techniques and replicate projects. It is built around a program of successful series, including the SINGER Sewing brand, The Complete Photo Guides, and the 101 series.

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