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Wedding Calligraphy : A Guide to Beautiful Hand Lettering

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One of the most popular wedding calligraphers teaches you how to give a personal touch to your special day. Calligraphy is a visual art form that gives handwriting and lettering an ornate and elegant twist. In a day and age when technology and rigid type have run rampant, calligraphy has become an exceedingly popular way to add character, personality, and individuality to even the most formal of affairs. Whether it's done on stationary, chalkboards, signs, or whatever medium you prefer, this decorative practice is sure to spruce up any party. It's also perfect for invitations and thank-you notes! Although primarily intended for weddings, the lessons learned from this book can be applied to nearly any type of exquisite gathering--proms, bachelorette parties, work functions, barbecues, engagements, showers, receptions, and much more! In addition to the beautiful color photographs that dress the pages throughout, the book features step-by-step DIY tutorials, sample alphabets and exemplars, tips and techniques for the art of pointed pen, and an introduction to art of calligraphy as it relates to wedding celebrations. Wedding Calligraphy is the go-to guide for aspiring calligraphers who want to learn the craft, or for avid professionals looking to hone it. Whether you're interested in making calligraphy a career for yourself, saving some money on your special day, or simply looking to find a new and relaxing hobby, this book is the perfect match.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 229 x 229 x 20.32mm | 816.47g
  • Skyhorse Publishing
  • Yucca Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1631581295
  • 9781631581298
  • 111,077

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"Downright whimsical ... Invites, programs, you name it."--Buzzfeed "A calligraphy expert." --Business Insider "All hail the queen of calligraphy. You won't be able to stop staring at Laura's gorgeous work." --Brit + Co "Some of the best in the biz!" --The Glitter Guide "An expert in her honed craft ... Her willingness to patiently share penmanship lessons with others is a thread in the renewal of this nearly lost art threatened by the digital world." --Magnolia Rouge "One of the most talented ladies in the business ... you're going to love learning how to beautify anything and everything from Laura!" --Inspired By Thisshow more

About Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper has owned & operated Laura Hooper Calligraphy since 2002, serving clients with hand calligraphy & stationery needs for weddings, showers, events, and more. She teaches the art of pointed-pen calligraphy at in-person workshops around the US & Canada with her sister, Alyssa. She has practiced calligraphy for over twenty years. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, including The Knot, Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Town & Country Weddings, among others. Additionally, Laura Hooper Calligraphy has been featured on a variety of blogs including Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty Living, 100 Layer Cake, Inspired by This, Glitter Guide, Wedding Chicks, and more. She lives with her husband and two dogs in Alexandria, Virginia. Alyssa Hooper is the Director of Operations at Laura Hooper Calligraphy. She began her role in 2013 taking over client and vendor communications, managing staff, coordinating workshops across North America and overseeing the company's day-to-day operations. She also co-teaches the calligraphy workshops with Laura. She lives in Los Angeles, Californiashow more

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