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- Usborne Complete Book of Calligraphy
by Chris Lyon, Paul Sullivan (Illustrator)
How do you hold a calligraphy pen? What is an uncial? How do you stencil lettering onto a T-shirt or a plate? The answers to these questions and much, much more are included in this fascinating book. All the essential techniques are explained in detail, allowing for the creation of stunning pieces of calligraphy and fantastic gifts. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn basic skills or an experienced calligrapher searching for imaginative ideas, this book is an ideal guide to all aspects of this beautiful art.
- Walter Foster Calligraphy Kit
by Arthur Newall, Eugene Metcalf
This is the perfect introductory kit for anyone who wants to learn the captivating art of calligraphy. Inside is everything needed to get started, including a 32-page project book filled with inspiring ideas.
Written by well-known calligraphers Arthur Newall and Eugene Metcalf, the project book contains step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and easy-to-follow illustrations. It clearly explains the basics of lettering--pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes--and then offers advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets, such as Sans Serif, Roman, Chancery Cursive, Uncial, Black Letter, and Batarde. The book concludes with tips on how to use size, weight, form, and direction for lettering design.