This book demonstrates the uses of both traditional and cutting-edge handmade lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. Each chapter features complete alphabets and sample artwork that shows exciting applications. Detailed illustrations break down each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke. A large gallery of images feature the work of many modern lettering artists and show how to use creative lettering in all types of artwork, from cards and invitations to lavish mixed-media pieces.
Lisa Engelbrecht (Long Beach, CA) is a lettering artist and was an instructor of calligraphy at Cerritos College in Norwalk California, where she instituted a Certificate in Calligraphy. She teaches workshops and classes around the country specializing in lettering on fabric and alternative surfaces, experimental lettering and the creative process.