Get started with learning calligraphy in this portable, easy reference introduction.
While the shapes of its letters have gone through many changes in style, the classical Roman capitals are the basis of all calligraphy and letter design seen today.
In this book, learn the basic know-how and techniques for traditional calligraphy through four classic alphabets: Foundational Hand, Italic Hand, Uncial Hand and one form of Gothic Hand. These styles are essential first steps into the world of lettering, and will form invaluable grounding in your calligraphic journey.
Become familiar with what pens and papers to use, pen angles, pen nibs, key terminology, stroke directions, letter spacing and more to achieve classic letter design - all within a handy, pocket-sized book.
About the Author
Joy Daniels - Joy's passion for calligraphy began in 1979 after attending a weekend course. Since then she has been a poster writer with a silkscreen printer, a professional illustrated letter writer and sign writer. Joy likes to further her study of calligraphy by attending other tutors' workshops whenever possible, and traveling teaching hand lettering for regional calligraphy groups.
Nicola Dunn - Nicola has been teaching calligraphy at beginner and intermediate levels for many years. Nicola now uses her skills commercially - from creating personalized designs and stationery for large-scale events to bespoke hand-lettered keepsakes for individual clients. She is also a member of a regional calligraphy group based in London, where she regularly organizes workshops and courses with a range of tutors.
About William Mitchell William Mitchell Calligraphy Pens and Sets are born from a legacy of 200 years of designing and manufacturing premium calligraphy pens, nibs, inks and pen sets for professional calligraphers as well as calligraphy hobbyists and their products are widely available throughout North America in quality art stores.