Modern Mark Making

Modern Mark Making by Lisa Engelbrecht

From Classical Calligraphy to Hip Hand-Lettering

Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592534197
Publisher: Quarry Books
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A complete volume offering lettering arts techniques as well as project ideasCalligraphy, the art of elegant, beautiful lettering, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, and even for art journalers and scrapbookers who like creative text in their works, calligraphy books and classes are hot.

This book will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering.

The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application. Fully stepped-out illustrations breakdown each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke. A large collection of gallery images that provide further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.

Lisa Engelbrecht (Long Beach, CA) is a lettering artist and was an instructor of calligraphy at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, where she instituted a Certificate in Calligraphy. She teaches workshops and classes around the country specializing in lettering on fabric and alternative surfaces, experimental lettering and the creative process.
Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592534197
Illustrations: 150 illustrations.
Engelbrecht, Lisa. Modern Mark Making: From Classic Calligraphy to Hip Hand-Lettering. Quarry: Quayside. 2008. c.160p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-419-7. $24.99. CRAFTS
This book takes the conventions of traditional calligraphy and applies them to contemporary graphics. Along with some original alphabets, lettering artist Engelbrecht introduces her collection of alternative writing tools used for special effects. Well illustrated with examples by the author and others, this is a good source of ideas and techniques for professionals and hobbyists alike. A good selection for general craft or graphic arts collections.  -- Library Journal, Oct 15, 2008