This simple guide to calligraphy teach-as just the basics, allowing novices to jump right in and make their own wedding invitations, hand label envelopes, write their own placecards and explore their creative side. With the rise of 'do-it-yourselfers', there is a growing demand for a simple calligraphy guide. This book answers that call, with a focus on only the popular Italic alphabet rather than the multitude normally covered by other books (Gothic, Uncials, Half-uncials and so on). After learning the basic letters, the book presents an open invitation and a bit of inspiration - to make calligraphy one's own with creative flourishes for every project and occasion. With a modern two-colour design and simple explanatory text, Simply Calligraphys unintimidating approach proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper.
Judy Detrick taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than 30 years, and developed the Graphic Arts Certificate programme there. She served as editor of Alphabet, the journal of the Friends of Calligraphy, from 2007 to 2010.