March 26, 2018

#BookReview: The Little Book of Lettering & Word Design by Cari Ferraro, John Stevens #TheLittleBookOfLettering&WordDesign #NetGalley

About the Book:

In this new series from Walter Foster Publishing, artists and art hobbyists alike will delight in learning a variety of fun and interesting art topics in a portable format boasting a fresh, contemporary design. Filled with open practice pages, creative exercises, and art prompts, The Little Book of Lettering & World Design encourages interactivity for immediate results, while also teaching beginners the fundamentals of the featured medium in an engaging and fun way.

In The Little Book of Lettering & Word Design aspiring artists will discover how to create a range of classic and contemporary calligraphy and hand-lettered fonts. Internationally acclaimed calligrapher John Stevens and other renowned hand-lettering artists lead the way with tips and techniques.  

Following an introduction to inks, nibs, pens, and papers, as well as an overview of basic techniques, readers will learn dozens of original alphabets and lettering designs ranging from funky and fun, to elegant and embellished. Tips for adding personal touches to letters and designing personalized alphabets are also included!

With an alphabet and lettering design for every occasion and easy-to-follow instructions, this book is perfect for everyone who wants to create stunning handwriting and calligraphy.




Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Recommended Age: All Ages
Genre: Letting and Word Design 
How I Acquired this book: Netgalley 
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author:
Cari Ferraro has been practicing calligraphy for over three decades. She has studied with many of the finest calligraphers teaching today, and taught broad pen calligraphy to children and adults. Her design business, Prose and Letters, has fulfilled calligraphy commissions for weddings, corporations, institutions and individuals since 1982. She also maintains a website as an online portfolio and catalog of her cards, prints, books, and wedding certificates. Her calligraphic manuscript books are collected by individuals and libraries around the country. Her work has been featured in the magazines "Victoria", "Letter Arts Review," and "Somerset Studio," the Calligrapher's Engagement Calendar, and several wedding books. Cari makes her home in Northern California.

John Stevens is an internationally known calligrapher, designer, and lettering artist with 30 years of experience. An art major and former musician, he found his true calling when he was introduced to lettering while apprenticing in a sign shop. John's prestigious client list includes Rolling Stone, TIME, Reader's Digest, and Newsweek magazines; Pepsi; Atlantic Records; HBO; Lucasfilms; IBM; Disney; and many others.


Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Wonderful beginning book 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: Since I started getting into bullet journaling I really wanted to get into lettering and word design. So when we got accepted for this one I was very delighted to check it out.  This book gives a great over view of what to do to get started as well as for those just coming back to it.  I would recommend this book to anyone who does or wants to do lettering. This book covers a ton of stuff from design, various styles, great directions, and even room to work in the book itself.  

Go Into This One Knowing: Great overall book! 
 









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