Hand Lettering A to Z

Hand Lettering A to Z : A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

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Create an alphabet all your own with a helping hand from Hand Lettering A to Z and its team of international artists here to help you get started.

Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! Hand lettering not only expresses what you have to say, but also demonstrates the creativity in your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists--Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek--to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages.

You don't have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste. Do you want colorful script full of bombast? Maybe an austere black and white script? Whether you're going for classic or just plain fun, Hand Lettering A to Z has direction for you. So why wait to get creative? Grab some supplies and customize twenty-six letters of your own!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 216 x 254 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • Rockport, United States
  • English
  • 300 color photos
  • 1631592823
  • 9781631592829
  • 178,818

Table of contents

Tools & Materials
The Basics
Pencils, Brushes, and Paint
Finding and Filtering Ideas
Fonts and Type Styles
Sans Serif
Letter Evolution

Swash serifs
Lazy serifs
Bone type
Guest artist: Woodpecker by Joao Neves
Guest artist: Midwestr by Lisa Lorek
Sans Serif
Art Deco
Inline and Outline
Nature Story
Guest artist: Bubble Gradient by Tippy Go
Lined script
Freehand brush script
Retro style script
Guest artist: Swish and Flick by Meg Hyland

Custom artworks
Greeting cards
Art journals

Lettering Gallery
Abbey Sy
Joao Neves
Lisa Lorek
Tippy Go

About the Author
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Review quote

"The instructions were easy to follow and there are loads of different styles to try" -- Kat Dibbits * Made With Love By Kat blog *
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About Abbey Sy

Abbey Sy is an artist and designer whose passion for hand lettering and design is inspired by retro advertising, desaturated hues, and vintage labels. She is the author of Hand Lettering A to Z (Rockport Publishers) and The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy (CPi). Abbey is also the founder and creative director of ABC Magazine, a publication for artists, crafters, and makers; produces her own merchandise; and teaches art and hand lettering classes. She is based in Manila, Philippines.

See more of Abbey's work on abbey-sy.com, on Instagram and Twitter @abbeysy, on Facebook @artbyabbeysy, and on her YouTube channel Abbey Sy.
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