The Art of Whimsical Lettering
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Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2014-03-17
ISBN 10 : 1620335174
Pages : 136 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A "font" of information on lettering styles! The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artworkâ€"whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text. After an overview of Joanne's favorite tools and surfaces, take a peek into Joanne's personal lettering journal to discover how you too can collect inspiration, hone your lettering skills, and tap into your natural creativity. Joanne then demonstrates twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools. She provides you with fifteen basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts, and doodle art, among other styles. Joanne also teaches you how to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself, merging text into illustration, or ornamenting words with decorative drawings.

The Art of Whimsical Lettering

by Joanne Sharpe

A "font" of information on lettering styles! The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artworkâ€"whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text. After an overview of Joanne's favorite tools and surfaces, take a peek into Joanne's personal lettering journal to discover how you too can

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The Art of Whimsical Lettering

by Joanne Sharpe

Offers information on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork using your personal handwriting skills.

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The Art of Whimsical Stitching

by Joanne Sharpe

*Learn a variety of machine and hand stitching techniques to embellish mixed media art projects and custom quilting projects *Step-by-step guidance shows artists how to achieve desired results before using these techniques in their own original art *Joanne Sharpe is Interweave's top-selling author of 2014! Her book The Art of Whimsical Lettering has sold more than 32,000 copies since it released in February

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The Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook

by Bethany Robertson

DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ORNAMENTAL FONTS AND FLOURISHES THAT CREATE EXQUISITE HAND-LETTERED WORKS OF ART Learn the art of hand-lettering. This step-by-step workbook teaches you how to craft pretty letters and flowers of all sorts. Use your newfound botanical lettering skills to make cards, wedding invitations, banners, tags, paper bouquets and other fun projects.

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Artful Alphabets

by Joanne Sharpe

Create uniquely artful words with secrets from Joanne Sharpe! Joanne Sharpe--author of the popular book The Art of Whimsical Lettering--has gathered together 55 of her favorite hand-drawn alphabets for this light-hearted collection. Follow simple illustrated steps to replicate each style...no lengthy instructions or extensive practice required. Any "imperfections" only add to their charm! Try your hand at letterforms inspired by feathers, flowers, postage stamps, vintage type, doodles, taxi cabs, chalkboards and more. Equally exciting are the variety of media used,

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Hand Lettering

by Megan Wells

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The Art of Whimsical Living

by Joanne Sharpe

Add more color to every day! Uplift your thoughts and everyday tasks with inspiring words and your own splash of color. This interactive coloring book--charged with positivity--includes daily and monthly calendars, shopping lists, cards to share with loved ones and, of course, meditative mantras and affirmations to uplift your spirits or start your day off on an upbeat note. * A variety of illustration sizes (lists, cards, full pages) gives you flexibility on time needed to complete and can be reproduced

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Extraordinary Hand Lettering

by Doris Wai

Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party décor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn

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Creative Lettering and Beyond

by Gabri Joy Kirkendall,Laura Lavender,Julie Manwaring,Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn

Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents, inspirational tips, and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience. After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters to cursive script, spacing, and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple

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Creative Lettering

by Jenny Doh

Provides step-by-step instructions for lettering from top artists, including advice on the best tools, techniques and tips, and font samples.

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Whimsical Watercolor

by Shayda Campbell

Incorporate lovely artistic pieces into everyday life. Learn how to draw simple, beautiful illustrations using ink and watercolor, including an assortment of flowers, wreaths, foliage and more, that you can use to decorate journals, create cards, or make other art you enjoy. Author Shayda Campbell teaches you to built your own illustrative style, as well as some simple handlettering, and guides you through beautiful, modern projects that will help you expand your own daily art practice.

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Cute Hand Lettering

by Cindy Guentert-Baldo

Make your journal pages shine! With this book, readers can learn to hand letter as beautifully as the experts in the planner and journaling communities. Inspirational teacher and sticker designer Cindy Guentert-Baldo shows you how. Tutorials and example pages will have you creating amazing journal pages and art projects in no time. The book includes plenty of practice space and prompts to inspire daily drills and experimentation. Decorate letters, learn different styles, and add to your toolbox of journal-lettering ideas!

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The Art of Drawing Dangles

by Olivia A. Kneibler

If you like coloring, tangling, or lettering, you'll love to dangle! Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical new art form for people who love coloring and tangles. By adding charms and pretty embellishments to letters and artwork, you can make your own dangles. With 50 projects in the book, you can add stunning patterns and color to dangles, personalize your dangles with charms that are unique to you, and create dangle words from the dangle alphabet in the book. Dangles are

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The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering

by Valerie McKeehan

Say it with chalk! Learn the art of hand-drawn chalk lettering from an Etsy superstar in a book complete with chalkboards! Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script.

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The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide

by Peggy Dean

From the artist behind the popular Pigeon Letters website, a complete guide to learning and perfecting brush lettering, a forgiving style of modern calligraphy that encourages creative expression and imprecision, including basic skills, flourishes, and project ideas. The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide has something for everyone--from beginners that have never used a brush pen, to seasoned letterers looking for a new style or ideas for creative flourishes. From choosing the best pens and paper and knowing the different styles of

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Artful Alphabets

by Joanne Sharpe

Create uniquely artful words with secrets from Joanne Sharpe! Joanne Sharpe--author of the popular book The Art of Whimsical Lettering--has gathered together 55 of her favorite hand-drawn alphabets for this light-hearted collection. Follow simple illustrated steps to replicate each style...no lengthy instructions or extensive practice required. Any "imperfections" only add to their charm! Try your hand at letterforms inspired by feathers, flowers, postage stamps, vintage type, doodles, taxi cabs, chalkboards and more. Equally exciting are the variety of media used,

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The Art of Hand Lettering

by Helm Wotzkow

Step-by-step instructions lead readers from beginning to advanced skills, covering both pen and brush lettering. Scores of examples illustrate chapters on italic, gothic, script, and block styles of lettering.

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Happy Hand Lettering

by Jen Wagner

"Messages from your own hand are an intimate and powerful means of expression and communication. Happy Hand Lettering offers you instruction and encouragement to begin crating beautifully written words right away. From selecting the best tools and supplies, to forming your first simple letters, everything you need to begin your calligraphic journey is here"--From back cover.

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A Dangle a Day

by Angela Porter

In A Dangle A Day, Angela Porter will guide you through adding charms and embellishments to your hand lettering and artwork to create your own dangling masterpieces. Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical art form for people who love coloring and tangles. A Dangle A Day features the artwork of Angela Porter, whom you may know as the author of the Color Me series. In this book, you will follow Angela's instructions to add charms and embellishments to letters and

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Whimsical Letters in Fabric

by Joanne Sharpe

Hand lettering and applique take center stage as you make projects with a message. Turn your handwriting into artistic lettering and fill your projects with fun messages. In this creative class, you will learn how to transform your personal handwriting into stylized, artistic lettering and turn them into applique pieces that will add a personal touch to your projects. Do all of this without the use of a commercial pattern so the finished product will be an original work of

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