Lettering From A to Z

12 Styles & Awesome Projects for a Creative Life (Calligraphy, Printmaking, Hand Lettering)
Mango Media (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 27. Oktober 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 224 Seiten
978-1-64250-382-1 (ISBN)
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.
  • Englisch
  • FL
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  • USA
examples of calligraphy, color and black and white; 50 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Höhe: 203 mm
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  • Breite: 253 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 672 gr
978-1-64250-382-1 (9781642503821)

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

7. Handwriting

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

26. Erasers

27. Flourishing

28. Gifts

29. Holiday Cards

30. Illustrating with Calligraphy Tools

31. Journal Pages

32. Kitchen Projects

33. Layout Basics

34. Monograms

35. Name Techniques

36. Organizing Your Studio

37. Proportional Scale


39. Rubber Stamps

40. Space (negative)

41. Tea for Background Papers

42. Unusual Surfaces

43. Volunteering

44. Washi Tape

45. Xercise

46. Yard Art

47. Z Quilt

Part V: Thank You

Part VI: Resources, Books and Lettering in Community

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