Spark Your Creativity with Calligraphy"I found Lettering from A to Z to be an open door, inviting me to play and create in entirely new ways." -Sherry Richert Belul, author of Say it Now and founder of Simply Celebrate
Winner Indie Book Award for Gift/Specialty/Novelty Book in 2021
Winner 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2021) for Crafts & Hobbies
#1 New Release in Handwriting Reference, Mixed Media, and Printmaking
Lettering artist Phawnda Moore has been teaching calligraphy and design for 25 years. An award-winning author, she steps into beginning students' shoes to select content, address anticipated questions, and offer solutions to the unexpected yet inevitable problems that are encountered in hand lettering.
Your creative life will be enriched with step-by-step tutorials "from A to Z." Written in conversational narrative, this full-color book includes more than 200 images of Phawnda's professional work, published articles, and guidance from her class demos to make beautiful projects. Blending traditional design principles and modern tools, it inspires you to find your own style.
Phawnda's instruction includes:
12 styles (Uncial calligraphy, Italic calligraphy, script calligraphy, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, rainbow lettering, monoline letters, handwriting and drawn letters)
Customized, printable practice sheets
Recommended writing tools, papers, sources, printing tips
Layout, color, and design basics
Lettering projects for youngsters
Tips on how to organize your studio space
Tips on sharing your skills in teaching, business, events, home, garden, and community
Illustrating with calligraphy tools
Projects to make handmade birthday cards, holiday cards, journals of your life, and easy-to-design art books
If you enjoyed Hand Lettering 101, The Lost Art of Handwriting, or Hand Lettering for Relaxation, then it's time to grab a copy of Lettering from A to Z and reconnect to your natural creativity.
||examples of calligraphy, color and black and white; 50 Illustrations, unspecified
Höhe: 203 mm
Breite: 253 mm
Dicke: 20 mm
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Phawnda Moore has been creating with words and images since the mid-1980s. Her first lettering book was selected as a winner in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
She was a contributing writer on Empty Easel for 3 years and has written, edited, and designed more than 100 published books, blogs, and articles including for Bound & Lettered, Letter Arts Review, Paper & Ink Arts, Mendocino Arts and TombowUSA. She's a member of the online calligraphy group Scribbled Lives and several U.S. calligraphy guilds.
Phawnda received national awards for her creative work at county and state offices of education, including a Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications and two from the National School Public Relations Association. Her original alphabet, Letters by Phawnda, was licensed by Chameleon Art Products in the U.K.
Formally trained as a graphic designer, Phawnda's organic lettering art has been printed on apparel, home decor, wedding invitation suites and canvas banners for fundraisers. She has taught calligraphy in-person for 25 years, where students from 9 to 90 inspire each other as they mix and mingle letters, colors and shapes.
Phawnda lives in beautiful Northern California with her husband, Ron.
Part I: Greetings
Part II: Getting Started in a Creative Life
1. In the Beginning . . .
2. Inspiration and Motivation
3. Dive into Learning
4. Lettering 101
5. Two Guiding Words
6. Mindful Practice
Part III: Models for 12 Styles, Layout Design, Color
8. Faux Calligraphy
9. Mail Art Design
10 Rainbow Lettering
11. Monoline Casual
12. Uncial Calligraphy
13. Italic Calligraphy
14. Pointed Pen Script
15. Brush Lettering
16. Lively Versals
17. Nature Walk Lettering
18. Drawn Lettering
19. Letters by Phawnda
20. Letter Spacing and Page Design (layout)
21. Design Elements and Principles (layout)
22. Understanding Color (color)
Part IV: Tutorials for Projects and Interesting Stuff A-Z
22. Alphabet History
23. Barcode Art Books
24. Comfy Writing Tools
25. Dotted Drawing
29. Holiday Cards
30. Illustrating with Calligraphy Tools
31. Journal Pages
32. Kitchen Projects
33. Layout Basics
35. Name Techniques
36. Organizing Your Studio
37. Proportional Scale
39. Rubber Stamps
40. Space (negative)
41. Tea for Background Papers
42. Unusual Surfaces
44. Washi Tape
46. Yard Art
47. Z Quilt
Part V: Thank You
Part VI: Resources, Books and Lettering in Community
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