December 22, 2018

#BookReview: Hand Lettering A to Z Workbook by Abbey Sy

Title: Hand Lettering A to Z Workbook
Author: Abbey Sy
Genres: Nonfiction, Hand Lettering
Pages: Paperback, 192
Pub Date: October 16th 2018
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Book Source: Publisher
My Rating: 3 Stars
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Synopsis: Practice Makes Perfect!

Created by Abbey Sy, lettering expert and author of Hand Lettering A to Z, this must-have companion volume is a super-sized collection of drills, exemplars, and practice sheets for a variety of modern lettering styles, flourishes and other decorative elements, and motivational and inspirational quotes.

--Find essential how-tos for lettering with graphite and colored pencils, brush pens, fineline markers, and more
--Use the guided worksheets to try your hand at several modern styles, from simple to elaborate
--Progress to lettering beautiful and inspiring quotes (in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and other languages) that feature a mix of styles and tools
--Worksheet pages are perforated so they’re easy to remove and work on

Get a worksheet workout and learn, improve, or expand your lettering skills with Hand Lettering A to Z Workbook!

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, on Instagram and Twitter @abbeysy, on Facebook @artbyabbeysy, and on her YouTube channel Abbey Sy.

The workbook underlines the importance of practice when one wants to engage in hand lettering. It gives examples of font styles, suggests different art materials (graphite and colored pencils, brush pens, fineline markers, ...), and offers more than 80 different worksheets which can be torn out~ Lelesurfer (Top Contributor: Coloring) 

The author produced a book of easy-to-read instructions and wonderful illustrations for the art of lettering. More than just a refresher for me, this tutorial offered many unique styles and ways of visually producing letters of superb quality. It was clearly displayed how the art of calligraphy blows life into the English alphabet - the word.~ Paul Kalk, Author/Reviewer

My Review: I really wanted to love this one as I have the ones in the past. However I have to say that for the price point of $22.99 this is not really a full fledged title.  It has some great information that is very easy to follow but then the entire rest of the book is all workbook. So in that sense it is what it says.  I could see someone getting this book along with another one on hand lettering as a set. Becuase this book alone I do not think gives enough for it to stand by itself.  

Go Into This One Knowing: Needs more, Just a little to much workbook

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