Hand Lettering A to Z

Hand Lettering A to Z by Abbey Sy

A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781631592829
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Create an alphabet all your own with a helping hand from Hand Lettering A to Z and its team of international artists here to help you get started.

Your hand lettering contains a little bit of you! Hand lettering not only expresses what you have to say, but also demonstrates the creativity in your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists--Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek--to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages.

You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste. Do you want colorful script full of bombast? Maybe an austere black and white script? Whether you're going for classic or just plain fun, Hand Lettering A to Z has direction for you. So why wait to get creative? Grab some supplies and customize twenty-six letters of your own!

Abbey Sy is an artist, designer, and author based in the Philippines. With a passion for hand lettering and design, her work is inspired by retro advertising, desaturated hues, and vintage labels. She has recently published her first book, entitled The ABCs of Hand Lettering under Summit Books, which became a best-seller. Occasionally, she also teaches classes on hand lettering. Always geared up for the next adventure, Abbey also has a penchant for architectural structures that she ends up documenting in her travel journal. She hopes to constantly create art and inspire others to follow their artistic dreams for the rest of her life. 

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781631592829
Illustrations: 300 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm
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Introduction
Tools & Materials
             The Basics
             Paper
             Pencils, Brushes, and Paint
             Finding and Filtering Ideas
Fonts and Type Styles
Serif
Sans Serif
Script
Letter Evolution
 
     Serifs
Swash serifs
Lazy serifs
Bone type
Guest artist: Woodpecker  by João Neves
Guest artist: Midwestr by Lisa Lorek
     Sans Serif
Art Deco
Inline and Outline
Nature Story
Guest artist: Bubble Gradient by Tippy Go
     Script
Lined script
Freehand brush script
Retro style script
Guest artist: Swish and Flick by Meg Hyland
 
Embellishments
Custom artworks
Greeting cards
Art journals
Notebooks
 
Lettering Gallery
Abbey Sy
João Neves
Lisa Lorek
Tippy Go
 
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author
 
 
"The instructions were easy to follow and there are loads of different styles to try"