November 12, 2018

#BookReview: The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy by @abbeysy #NetGalley

About the Book:

Written by best-selling author and hand letterer Abbey Sy, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques.  

The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional (pointed pen and fountain pen) and modern (including brush markers and chalk), then presents a visual glossary of letterforms, highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets, and demonstrates how to draw letterforms to foster an understanding of how they’re created. The core chapters explore traditional, modern, and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There’s also an introduction to modifying and creating letterforms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets.

So whether you’ve never tried lettering before or you’d like to develop your skills and consider all your creative options, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy will guide and inspire you on your lettering journey.




About the Author: 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.





My Review: This was an easy to follow guide for beginners and those with skills.  I really liked the practice sheets.  I ended up grabbing a finished copy of this one to take a real good look at it because the eARC was kind of choppy.  I do wish that the practice sheets would have given us a little more but for what I got it worked.  If you are looking for something that is for both the novice and not so novice check this one out. Because this one is great for all skill levels. 
 








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