Inspiration and Instruction for 50 Fabulous Decorative AlphabetsBook - 2006
Everybody who keeps a scrapbook, photo album, or personal journal will value this reference volume and how-to guide as a source for creating elegant hand-lettered classical scripts, modern geometric alphabets, or amusing and funky lettering styles. It presents 50 different alphabets for tracing or copying, along with step-by-step instructions, directional arrows showing how to draw each letter, and advice on letter spacing. The author also offers suggestions for using color, embellishing pages with added decorations, and selecting complementary backing papers. Just as important is this book's overview of the tools and materials required to execute the letter styles. They include chisel-edged fiber-tip markers, calligraphy cartridge pens, graphite and colored pencils, pointed brush pens, and gel pens. A personal scrapbook or album's lettering is as important a design element as its clippings or photos. Elegant lettering is great a way to enhance a personal collection, transforming it into a work of art. More than 250 color illustrations.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barrons Educational Series, Inc., 2006.
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,22 cm.