This practical guide will both instruct and inspire all those
seeking to master the fascinating art of calligraphy. With the
know-how and practical guidance contained within these pages you
will learn how to use calligraphy in a wealth of elegant and
Tools, materials and papers are explained and illustrated, as
well as the very basics of the art: from setting up and mixing ink
to making the very first strokes. The book features twelve of the
most popular alphabets, each with step-by-step photographs of the
strokes required. More advanced techniques such as layout, spacing,
design and how to display your work as well as experimental
lettering and stencil spraying are also covered. Sixteen detailed
projects are then presented for the reader to practise their
new-found skills on -- making a poster, creating a wedding
invitation, and designing wine labels or birthday cards to name but
Richly illustrated throughout and comprehensive in its scope,
The Art of Calligraphy is an indispensable handbook for the
calligraphic novice, which also provides a wealth of new ideas for
the experienced enthusiast.
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